Hartley Peavey

Hartley Peavey (born December 30, 1941 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States) is a founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation and a well-known innovator in the musical equipment industry. A 1965 graduate of Mississippi State University, Peavey has been recognized by his alma mater as an Alumni Fellow and as the 2004 commencement speaker. He also received an honorary doctor of creative and performing arts degree from Mississippi State in 2004.

As a teenager, he built his first guitar amplifier in the basement of his parents' house. In 1965, he moved into the first Peavey Electronics facility in the attic space above a music shop in Meridian.

In the past 30 years, Hartley has expanded his musical empire into the production of keyboards and drum instruments, with manufacturing facilities spread over several continents.

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