WEST NEWTON, MASS. —
founder of F.B. Sales, Inc. passed away on Feb. 26
at the age of 86.
Barmakian entered the consumer electronics business
in 1961 with Hetherington Sales in Weston,
Mass., as a representative for McIntosh and KLH.
He started his own rep firm in 1969. Barmakian
was instrumental in the launching of many specialty
audio companies in New England, such as Yamaha,
ADS, B&O, Aiwa and Sanus, according to the company.