- 75 years old
- Date of birth: July 10th, 1941
- Date of passing: August 17th, 2016
Ernie is one of the 5 most influential people in my life. I started selling pianos as a young college graduate under his skilled guidance. Ernie groomed confidence and personal success in his employees, and in absorbing his techniques, I gained a foundation of marketing savvy that I would draw on again and again during my 35-year advertising design career. He was a sales giant.