The Team

Brett Fugate
CEO/Plant Manager

As the founder of Fugate Inc., Brett’s passions are tuning and developing innovative musical instruments. Brett has been involved with musical instrument manufacturing for over 25 years.

Chris Arnold
Shop Foreman

Chris has an extensive background as a tool and die maker. He spent the early part of his career with Caterpillar Inc. where he went through the apprentice program and worked as a research machinist.

Carly Todd
Administrative Assistant

Carly has over 12 years experience in the retail and customer service industry. She is a very talented traditional and graphic artist as well as a singer-song writer.

Bert Durr
Machinist
Bert Durr is a master machinist who spent most of his career at Caterpillar Inc. where he completed the machinist apprenticeship program. Bert studied business and management at Bradley university where he was also on the Bradley Braves basketball team.