George Schmidbauer is a successful California timber heir who has made quite an impression. He’s known for his hard work and charismatic nature.
He also has an incredible capacity for connecting and helping other young musicians. His annual Schmidbauer Competition at SFA has drawn some of the world’s top violinists.
George Schmidbauer was a computer programmer who spent the majority of his career working for Wisconsin Public Service. Additionally, he volunteered his services to the Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed spending time with friends from his Old Timers Group.
George and Peggy Schmidbauer, founders of Cal-Tex Lumber Company in Nacogdoches, made a donation to SFA several years ago with the intent of encouraging classical music education. That donation resulted in the founding of the George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition – an annual event that brings high school musicians from around the world to compete on campus. Applications are currently being reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges; this year’s contest is set for January 28th in Cole Concert Hall and open to violinists, violists, cellists and double basses.
Achievements and Honors
George was a proud father to 7 and an adoring grandpa. Additionally, he had two sisters.
He was an acclaimed businessman in California, with numerous business dealings in the import/sale of machinery and equipment to businesses.
He was also actively involved in the German community of California, serving as president of the German American Club in San Diego for many years.
He was an active volunteer in the military, serving honorably during World War II. A member of both Knights of Columbus and DAV, he enjoyed spending time with his old timers group for fun activities. All in all, he was a warm and kind individual.
George Schmidbauer is a Material Handler at Falls Manufacturing, an Industrial Machinery & Equipment company headquartered in Levittown, United States and established in 1995.
He enjoys spending time with friends and family when not working. Additionally, he volunteers in his community.
He worked for WPS in Green Bay for many years and enjoyed a prosperous career there until his retirement.
After serving in the military, he attended school to learn computer programming. Upon returning home to Wisconsin, he joined Hamilton Manufacturing in Two Rivers as a computer programmer.