Gregory Bover has been Vice President for Operations at C.B. Fisk since 1996. His responsibilities include scheduling, personnel, and financial concerns. He also serves as Project Manager, leading structural and mechanical design, and participating in the visual and architectural aspects of design. In the early stages of an organ project he makes site visits to measure and document the location of the organ, and then returns at delivery to lead the installation.
Educated at Pinkerton Academy and the University of New Hampshire, Greg began building musical instruments in 1975 with harpsichord maker William Dowd, first in Cambridge and later in Paris. In 1978 he returned to the United States to work with Charles Fisk on Opus 78 for House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. He has worked on every Fisk organ built since then.
During a seven month leave of absence in 1983 Greg worked at Führer Orgelbau in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, restoring the 18th century organs at Bockhorn and Loxstedt. On his return to C.B. Fisk he was named Project Manager and has supervised the design and construction of more than thirty Fisk instruments, including Opus 100 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, and two organs in Japan, Opus 110 in Yokohama and Opus 132 in Kobe.
Having also served as Project Manager for Opus 120 at the Cathedral in Lausanne, Switzerland, he frequently presents slide lectures on the Fisk magnum opus to AGO chapters and other groups. In 1991 he lectured on restoration at the national convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders, and also spoke at the Southwest Regional Conference of the American Institute of Architects. He has published several articles in periodicals such as Fine Woodworking and The American Organist.
An avid sailor, cook, and snowboarder, Greg is active in community building on Cape Ann. He is a former board member and four-term Past President of the Sawyer Free Library, a member and Past President of the Gloucester Rotary Club, and a corporator of the Cape Ann Savings Bank. He also serves on the Government Affairs Council of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Council of the Shalin Liu Performance Center. He is a board member and Vessel Committee member of the Schooner Adventure, a trustee of Awesome Gloucester, and the Clerk of the Fishbox Derby. Greg contributes weekly to the award winning blog GoodMorningGloucester and once a month he hosts The Cape Ann Report on community access television. He is the recipient of the Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Club and the Gloucester Citizenship Award from the Unitarian Universalist Church.