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Roland Corporation U.S. has announces three new personnel appointments that align with the company’s current strategic business plan. The announcement was made by Jay Wanamaker, president and CEO of Roland Corporation U.S., and reflects Roland’s ongoing commitment to the expansion of the company and its brands.

Read more: Roland Announces New Personnel Appointments

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Samick Music Corporation, Inc. (SMC) has announced the appointment of Mike Johnson as Western sales manager of the company’s Musical Instrument Division.

In his new role, Johnson will have the responsibility of managing sales in the Western U.S. and will be directly involved in the development of new products, utilizing over 40 years of experience in the music industry.

Read more: Samick Names Johnston Western Sales Manager

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LOUD Technologies has announced the appointment of Sean Humphries to the position of sales director, APAC Region, and Craig Lewis to the position of sales director, U.S. National Accounts.

Lewis comes to LOUD after more than a decade with Music Group, where he held a number of sales and support positions. His career has also included positions with IK Multimedia, Steinberg, and Yamaha.

Read more: LOUD Technologies Announces Two New Sales Directors

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Full Compass Systems has announced that Michelle Grabel-Komar has accepted the leadership role of vice president of sales, and will be overseeing the company’s vertical sales channels.  Grabel-Komar will take advantage of her years of knowledge both within Full Compass and in her industry experience by heading up the Sales Department along with our new Sales Management team.

Read more: Full Compass Names Grabel-Komar as Vice President of Sales

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Orange Amplification has announced the promotion of James Deacon to European sales manager and the appointment of Marcus Mills to UK sales executive. These new promotions and appointments will further strengthen and support the recent growth of Orange in Europe.

James Deacon has been working with Orange Amplification since 2011 when he joined as an Internal UK sales executive. Just over a year later he was promoted to UK sales executive and now becomes European sales manager, retaining full responsibility for UK sales. Since Deacon joined Orange Amplification he has played a significant part in the growth of Orange in the UK. Deacon says, “I am proud to have been offered the European sales manager role for Orange after nearly four years with the company. I’m really looking forward to helping grow the brand even further and ensure we deliver the best service possible to our partners worldwide.”

Read more: Orange Promotes Deacon and Appoints Mills

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Legator Musical Inc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Jose Ferro as the company's new vice president.

“Mr. Ferro has an extensive well-known background in the wholesale, retail, and global market sales that Legator has been striving for,” says Kennon Yi, president of Legator. “Mr. Ferro brings with him a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years dating back from his days on the famed 48th Street back in New York; Jose Ferro brings very important new perspectives and talents to Legator's ongoing quest to build brand exposure and continue with the excellence of quality, service, and dedication that we have always provided for our consumers, and dealers. We are excited and happy to have him join our team."

Read more: Legator Music Inc. Appoints Ferro as Vice President

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American Music and Sound (AM&S), has announced the new hire of Kristyn Fryrear as the social media & promotions manager, effective immediately.

Fryrear comes to AM&S with seven years experience, multiple awards for her work in journalism and social media marketing. Having a background in television, print, and radio has created a terrific dynamic in her ability to brainstorm creatively using different medias. Fryrear can write, produce, report, edit and shoot video, all of which is great for developing engaging posts and promotions on social media platforms.

Read more: AM&S Names Fryrear Social Media & Promotions Manager

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Yamaha has announced the appointment of Frank Gutwein as district manager for the company’s Pro Audio & Combo Division. His territory includes Northern California, Northern Nevada, Utah and Colorado. He reports to Frank Yardley, western regional sales manager.

Prior to working at Yamaha, Gutwein held the position of district sales manager at Peavey Electronics, where he covered much of the same region he will oversee at Yamaha. At Peavey, Gutwein managed and developed all of the musical instrument, multi-chain store, audio-visual and rental company accounts. His work earned him “Rep of the Year” in 2014.  

Read more: Yamaha Appoints Gutwein as Pro Audio & Combo District Manager

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Gakki Co. Ltd., holder of the Ibanez guitar and Tama drum brand names, has announced the appointment of Kimihide “Ken” Hoshino as the company’s new president. He succeeds Toshitsugu “Tom” Tanaka who, beginning in 2004, led the company into an era of sharply increased sales and prosperity. Tanaka will continue his work with the company in the capacity of advisor.

Read more: Hoshino Gakki Co. Names Kimihide Hoshino New President

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Conn-Selmer has announced that one of the nation’s leaders in music education and highly-regarded music industry professional, Tom Bracy, has joined the company as the newly created director of educational programs within the Division of Education. 

“It is with much enthusiasm we welcome Tom Bracy to the Conn-Selmer Division of Education,” says Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, vice president of Education. “He brings a wealth of knowledge to the ongoing expansion of our growing outreach programs and a rich history of organizational and administrative success.”

Read more: Bracy Named Conn-Selmer’s Director of Educational Programs

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