Founder of the Vic Firth Company, which specializes in the production of percussion tools like drum sticks and mallets.
He performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 12 years before founding his company.
The Vic Firth Company merged with the Avedis Zildjian Company in 2010.
His parents were Everett E. and Rosemary Firth.
His company has manufactured drum sticks used by the likes of drummer Kenny Aronoff.