DOB Unknown – May 18, 2015
Dean Schachtel was a beloved music industry veteran who spent the latter part of his career working as the GM for Wendy Dio and Ronnie James Dio‘s Niji Entertainment. Schachtel, who also served on the board of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, was a major force behind the annual Dio celebrations that raised money for the fund. A tireless ambassador for the industry as a whole, his enthusiasm for all types of music was on display every single day. A regular presence at concerts, festivals, and other music related events, Schachtel shared his enthusiasm with anyone within earshot. Earlier in his career, Schachtel worked at Rhino, the Warner Music Group, and the Jewish Music Group, as well as KDSK radio in Southern California. In recent years, Shachtel also managed the social media campaigns for Motorhead and Territory League Wrestling. Dean Schachtel was 49 when he passed away on May 18, 2015. Cause of death was not immediately released.
Thanks to Craig Rosen at Yahoo! Music for the assist.