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Yamaha Names Petterson Wind Instrument Marketing Manager

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• September 18, 2013

Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, has announced the promotion of Brian Petterson to Wind Instrument marketing manager.

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Shure Adds Trocha to Executive Staff

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• September 11, 2013

Shure Incorporated today announced that Chester Trocha joined the company as its senior vice president of Operations. Chester joins Shure from Zebra Technologies, a manufacturer of thermal printers, where he was vice president of Global Supply Chain for the last seven years.

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MUSIC Group Expands Professional Division Marketing Team

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• September 11, 2013

MUSIC Group has expanded the marketing department for their recently-formed Professional Products Division, with the addition of industry veterans Paul O'Farrell-Stevens and Graeme Taylor.

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Harman Professional Appoints Smith General Manager

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• September 4, 2013
Harman Professional has appointed Timothy (TJ) Smith to lead its Signal Processing Business Unit as general manager. In this role Smith will oversee all aspects of the BSS Audio, dbx, Lexicon Professional and DigiTech brands. He will be based in the company’s Sandy, Utah offices and report directly to John Fitzgerald VP and general manager […] Read More...

Batliner Appointed US Sales Leader for HARMAN’s AKG

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• August 27, 2013

John Batliner has assumed additional responsibility as US AKG Sales Leader in addition to his role as senior director, Sales, Amplifiers BU. In this role, Batliner will be responsible for developing the new US AKG sales structure, driving AKG sales revenue and working closely with channel partners and dealers in the US to ensure the highest level of customer engagement and satisfaction.

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Young Chang Expands Clutter’s Territory

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• August 21, 2013

Young Chang ha announced the expansion of territory for Lori Clutter, YC's northeastern representative. Clutter will now cover the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, W. Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

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Fishman names Norton Vice President of Retail Sales

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• August 14, 2013

Fishman has appointed Bill Norton as VP of Retail Sales. Formerly a professional musician with an extensive background in global distribution and sales, Norton brings a wealth of experience to his new position. Prior to joining Fishman, Norton spent several years as COO at New Hampshire-based Earthworks Microphones.

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Personnel Shifts at Young Chang North America

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• August 9, 2013

Glenn Clutter has rejoined the sales team at Young Chang North America. He will be representing Young Chang, Weber, Albert Weber and Kurzweil pianos in the Southeastern United States - including Texas. Clutter has had an extensive career as a manufacturer’s representative in the piano industry. "I'm excited to be joining the team at HDC Young Chang North America. The company has made an incredible commitment and investment in an optimal new scale design and new products throughout the line. This is an exciting opportunity to help dealers improve their sales numbers and profits in both acoustic and digitals."

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Zildjian Names Sapienza Executive VP

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• August 7, 2013

The Zildjian Company has announced Mark Sapienza will join its management team as executive vice president, overseeing the company’s sales, marketing, and product management functions worldwide.           

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Yamaha Names Larpenteur Guitar Product Specialist

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• August 6, 2013

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) has appointed Chris Larpenteur to the position of guitar product specialist for Yamaha Guitars, effective immediately. Larpenteur will be responsible for educating dealers about new products and sales methods, conducting regular store inventories to help identify sales opportunities and serving as an intermediary between Yamaha and retail personnel. He will report to Dennis Webster, manager of marketing, Pro Audio & Combo Division at YCA.

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Sonaré Pro Brass Names Allen Sales Director

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• July 12, 2013
Sonaré Pro Brass is pleased to welcome Steve Allen as Brass Sales Director for the Sonaré and E.K. Blessing product lines. Allen brings over forty years of experience in the music industry, having held positions in sales, product management, and customer service with musical instrument manufacturers. A professional trumpet player, Allen began his career as a bandsman in the […] Read More...

Anthem Names Sarcia Director of Sales

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• July 12, 2013

Anthem Musical Instruments has appointed Frank Sarcia as director of sales. Sarcia has worked in the music products industry for over 25 years, holding sales management positions for many companies including Sonaré Winds, Avid/Digidesign, Lexicon and Genelec. Frank has also enjoyed a 30+ year career as a pro musician and music educator.

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