Holtkamp Organ Company
Staff Profiles
Holtkamp's skilled and experienced team that is ready to perform the most challenging organ building tasks for you!


F. Christian Holtkamp   President, Artistic and Tonal Director 1987 He currently designs and coordinates all essential details for each instrument that the firm produces Master of Music Degree in organ performance Past responsibilities at Holtkamp included tuning and maintenance, management of the company pipe shop, company draftsman, voicing, and director of tonal design AIO, AGO, OHS  
Douglas Lonero Business Manager 2013 Accountant   

BA from University of Phoenix

Been in manufacturing since 1987, started his own practice in 1996.

Melinda Fowler Office Manager  2017

Manages daily office related tasks      

  Worked in the general office field for over 10 years.     
Terry O'Connor Case Work  2000

Involved with installations and erecting pipe organs    

Industrial Electronics Worked since 1980 in furniture restoration, cabinet building, millwork and finished carpentry.    
Akil Gina Pipe Maker 2002 Metal casting and planing in addition to flue pipe production Holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, trained with Holtkamp Worked as an industrial engineer designing and fabricating production machinery    
Tim Rasper Pipe Maker 1988 Produces fine zinc and lead/tin flue pipes


Holds a BA in Music Ed from Concordia University, trained with Holtkamp  

He is a professional organist. Has worked for Holtkamp since 1988.    
Russ Conlin Console Maker  1999 

Builds the organ consoles

Apprenticed as cabinetmaker Has been been mastering his trade ever since 1972.     
Greg Sparks Service Specialist / Organ Builder 1995 Performs a variety of general and specialized organ building tasks Holds a BM from Oberlin Conservatory Worked since 1981 in organ building and has extensive experience in tracker and electro pneumatic organ systems. He is also a professional organist. AGO, OHS  
Evan Wilson Woodworker  2017 Construction of Internal Mechanisms   Studied Computer Engineering at Cleveland State University Designed and created websites.    
George Cooper Service Specialis / Organ Builder 1997 Leads renovation and restoration projects, service and tuning Music training at the University of Colorado Worked as self employed organ parts manufacturer, for Arndt Organ Co. in the production shop and was a service technician at Holtkamp before becoming a voicer  ATOS, FOPS, COAA  
Burton Linhardt  Service Specialist / Organ Builder 1980

Performs a variety of general and specialized organ building tasks        




Nathan Hetrick Voicer / Service Specialist 2015

Responsible for in-shop voicing and on-site tonal finishing, service and tuning   

BA in Theology Director of Music at Catholic Parish in Howell, MI    
 James Tickel  Voicer  2017  Responsible for in-shop voicing and on-site tonal finishing, service and tuning    MM in Music Theory and Composition at Ohio State University  Piano Technician     
Austin Alexander  Draftsman   2014 


Designs the Organs using Auto Cad     


2909 Meyer Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44109 | Tel. 216.741.5180 | Fax 216.741.0678

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