Regina-born musician, drum designer and innovator, Ronn Dunnett (President/CEO at Dunnett Classic Drums) is the recipient of the International Titanium Association’s (ITA) 2016 Application Development Award. The award lauds Dunnett for his work in the development and perfection of a titanium drum shell.
Members of the ITA’s executive board presented Dunnett with the award at TITANIUM USA 2016, the 32nd annual international conference and exhibition sponsored and organized by the ITA, which was held Sept. 25-28 at the J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
“This is my Oscar, my Grammy, my Juno - my lifetime achievement award”, Dunnett said. “But its even more than that. It is the ultimate vindication. My work has never been about anything more than the relentless pursuit of quality sound. Awards, particularly in my industry, are often cynical. To receive the ITA Application Development award - especially from an organization outside of the music industry - that is as real as it gets. Recognition that says ‘You’re the leader, You were the first and the best and who or whatever ever else comes after is derivative.’. It is an award that I am humbled by, but am so proud to accept. I think I have earned it”.