Bari Woodwinds Purchased
On Jan. 8, Ron Van Ostenbridge and Gary Spears purchased Bari Woodwind Supplies, LLC and are now the sole owners/operators of Bari Woodwinds, Inc.

Van Ostenbridge has more than 35 years of manufacturing leadership and experience. As Bari's COO for the last 12 years, Ron has been instrumental in bringing the company's name to the forefront of the saxophone and clarinet accessory industry.

Spears has more than 25 years of overall engineering and manufacturing experience. While he was Bari's project engineer/director of operations, Spears acquired specific engineering and manufacturing skills and has been producing Bari mouthpieces and synthetic reeds for 12 years.

Spears worked alongside world-renown big band musician and founder of the Bari brand, Wolfe Taninbaum (Wolfe Tayne), to maintain the quality and design in reproducing all of Wolfe's Bari products. Spears is also the designer of Bari's popular Cyclone and Hybrid series of mouthpieces, and continues to produce a wide array of products that have the sound and consistency both professional and leisure saxophone and clarinet artists look for in their reed and mouthpiece needs.

According to a statement from Bari, "Together, Van Ostenbridge and Spears will continue to provide the same high quality products and service that our customers have come to depend on and enjoy, and look forward to developing new and exciting Bari Woodwinds products in the future."