Lloyd W. (Chip) Meyer

Lloyd W. Meyer III, also known as Chip, is the general manager of Renner USA, a company that supplies top-quality, German-made piano action parts, hammer heads, and specialty tools to professional piano re-builders, technicians, and universities throughout North and South America. 

Chip’s involvement with Renner USA goes back to the company’s founding by his father, Lloyd Meyer, to provide a stronger presence in the Americas for the world-renowned Louis Renner brand, and to develop some unique products for the piano industry. In the early days, Chip helped his family by promoting the brand at several industry events and setting up some of the company’s key systems while learning about the quality of the Renner product line and pursuing his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University.

After graduating cum laude from ASU’s College of Business with a degree in business management, Chip was recruited by Enterprise Rent-A-Car into their management training program. He was quickly recognized as a top performer in many areas and advanced rapidly through several leadership roles, earning nine promotions in twelve and a half years.

Building strong customer relationships helped him create one of the largest and most profitable regions in Arizona, which led to Chip then going to work for his largest customer, having been personally recruited by the chairman of the board. After a fun and successful year mentoring under the legendary Tex Earnhardt, Chip decided to leave the automobile business to join W. W. Grainger, Inc., a Fortune 500 distributor of industrial and safety supplies. Chip earned multiple promotions again at Grainger, advancing from a local account manager, serving large customers like Boeing and Intel, to a major account manager, and then a senior national account manager responsible for negotiating and developing business relationships with large national companies like Bank of America.

After an invitation from his father to join the family business on a full-time basis, Chip resigned from Grainger to lead Renner USA and continue the successful family business founded by his father to provide what’s inside the world’s finest pianos.