About Us

About Us

Eric Falcon

Mouthpiece Designer and Craftsman

Eric is originally from Miami, Florida where he studied at the New World School of the Arts and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Eric has led a widely varied career both on stage and in the studio with some of music's brightest stars serving as woodwind player, arranger, composer, and producer. His work can be heard on numerous albums and on feature films. Eric has spent the last several years designing and crafting woodwind mouthpieces for players of all styles and levels.

Michael Crouch

Founder

After serving as Director of Marketing for a fortune 500 company Michael Crouch co-founded DAC International Inc., Austin Texas in 1981. DAC is an industry leader for specialized avionics and cockpit electronics solutions.   Michael served as president of DAC until leaving in 2012 to join Berry Aviation Inc.,
San Marcos, Texas where he serves as Executive Vice President of Business Strategic Development. Berry Aviation is the industry leader for air carrier operations for the U.S. Department of Defense in remote, austere locations and serves the U.S. special operations forces in the Middle East and Africa. Michael’s consummate entrepreneurial spirit lead him to turn a hobby of playing saxophone into an industry leader developer and manufacturer of saxophone and woodwind mouthpieces.
 

Jeff Gjertsen

Design & Production Engineer

Jeff joined MACSAX at the beginning of 2017 to work on the solid modeling and CNC manufacturing of the mouthpieces. Before coming to work at MACSAX, Jeff spent 10 years developing and manufacturing precision dosing microfluidic drug delivery systems. He has brought that precision manufacturing and design experience to help us produce the highest quality saxophone mouthpiece you can buy. Jeff is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, Registered Patent Agent, and has a mechanical engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Jeff has played the trumpet starting in the sixth grade all the way through college where he played with the Longhorn marching band. When asked why he did not pick the saxophone when selecting his instrument in middle school, Jeff said "It had too many buttons. The trumpet only has three buttons which means I can concentrate less on which buttons to press and more on playing louder than everyone else."

Greg Wilson

Saxophone Technologist

Greg Wilson graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received a Masters degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Texas in 1981. Greg has performed with the icons of the musical industry over the past 40+ years including Cab Calloway, Arnett Cobb, Manhattan Transfer, Lee Konitz, Ed Shaughnessy, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Kenny Wheeler, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, The Association, Brook Benton, The Spinners, Marcia Ball, Teddy Pendergrass, Roberta Flack, Ray Charles, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton and over 50 musicals including, of course, "Smurfs On Ice”.

Greg has taught saxophone at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and at Texas A & M University - Kingsville, TX. He currently maintains a very active teaching studio in Round Rock and Austin, TX.

Greg Wilson has been with MACSAX® from the beginning in various capacities. Greg’s job description continues to evolve as new personnel are hired and his schedule allows.

Greg's diverse background as an educator, performer, technician and innovator of saxophone standards assures MACSAX® owners of the finest musical instruments in the industry.

Spencer Brodhead

Mouthpiece Craftsman

Spencer Brodhead is a saxophonist and composer originally from San Jose, California. Spencer graduated from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 2015, where he studied privately with world-renowned saxophonist Bob Sheppard, Russell Ferrante of the Yellowjackets, and Jason Goldman, former musical director for Michael Bublé. During his time at USC, Spencer also played in the school’s top big band, directed by Bob Mintzer, appeared in the cast of the TV series Glee, and toured with Australian soul band Clairy Browne across the US and into Canada. Spencer now works with Eric hand crafting saxophone mouthpieces.