People

Harvey and Godin Elected Treasurer and Secretary of GITC Board

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• December 5, 2013

Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) has announced that Art Harvey, Onboard Research, and Janet Godin, Godin Guitars, have accepted new executive positions, treasurer and secretary respectively, to lead the work and future of the 14-year-old not-for-profit organization. Both Harvey and Godin have been members of the GITC’s Board of Directors since late 2012.

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Van Oppen and Bradley Join Zildjian Marketing and Sales Team

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 24, 2013

Rick van Oppen and Michael Bradley have joined Zildjian’s marketing and sales team. 

Rick van Oppen is now regional sales manager, sharing responsibilities for the Company’s sales in Europe and reporting directly to Andy Schlosser, VP of Global Sales.  Van Oppen began his career in the industry as a buyer/sales representative for Hoshino Benelux in 2000.  In 2008, he become district sales manager for Drums & Percussion for Fender Germany, and was promoted to sales manager, Drums & Percussion for Fender Germany in 2012.  Rick, who plays guitar and is passionate about music, is fluent in Dutch, English and German.  Rick van Oppen earned his Marketing Management and History degree from the University of Amsterdam.  He will be based in Europe and play an integral role in Zildjian sales worldwide.

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Conn Named USA Sales Manager for Altus

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 24, 2013

KHS America, USA distributor of Altus and Azumi flutes, welcomes Chiarra Conn to their team as their USA sales manager. 

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Trade Regrets: Art Kubera

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 20, 2013
After years of performing as a professional musician, Art Kubera turned his focus towards addressing the need for musical instruments and accessories in the Buffalo, N.Y. area, which led to him opening Kubera Music in 1949.  In 1976 a young Joe Lamond, current CEO and president of NAMM, purchased his first new drum kit from […] Read More...

Harman Professional Names Mogensen Regional Support Manager, Asia

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 17, 2013
Harman Professional has promoted Rasmus Mogensen to the position of regional support manager, Asia, at Martin Professional Singapore. Mogensen had previously served as a regional support manager and in field service technician for Martin Scandinavia. He will now lead Martin Singapore’s service department and report directly to Jonas Stenvinkel, managing director of Martin Singapore.   Read More...

Harman Professional Appoints Stenvinkel As Head of Martin Professional Asia Pacific

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 17, 2013

Harman Professional has appointed Jonas Stenvinkel as head, Martin Professional Asia Pacific with permanent base in Singapore. Stenvinkel, who previously served as sales director of EMEA North, will lead Martin Professional’s sales and service staff in the Singapore and Asia region. He will report directly to Thomas Marcher, director of Sales at the Harman Professional Regional Sales Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Orton Joins L-ACOUSTICS

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 9, 2013

L-ACOUSTICS has announced the appointment of Dan Orton to the post of application engineer for the UK and Ireland. Orton reports to Florent Bernard, head of Application – Touring and Cédric Montrezor, dead of Application – Installation for L-ACOUSTICS.

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JUNO Appoints Zucek National Sales Manager

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 9, 2013

JUNO recently announced the addition of Mike Zucek to the JUNO team as national sales manager.

Zucek has worked in the music products industry his whole career.  For 21 years he managed global sales and marketing efforts, including new product development, for Mirafone and Rico Reeds, both divisions of the Roy J. Maier Corporation at the time. He’s also worked as a district manager for Yamaha as well as regional sales manager for both the J. D’Addario Co. and Connolly Music.  He has a BA in music education from Northeastern Illinois Univ., studied horn at the American Conservatory of Music and holds an MBA in management from Pepperdine Univ. 

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Korg USA Expands Sales Force in Canada

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• November 2, 2013

Korg USA has expanded its sales force to be able to provide the same premium service to Canadian retailers as it does in the U.S. market. Joining existing West Coast sales representative Martin Richmond will be Jeff Bard, who will cover Quebec and Maritimes, and Glen Booth, who will cover Ontario.

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Pearl Welcomes McNally as Brass and Woodwind Marketing Manager

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• October 27, 2013

Pearl Corporation has named Dr. Dan McNally Brass and Woodwind Marketing manager.  Dr. McNally holds a Doratorate of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Masters of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Austin Peay State University.  As a performer, Dr. McNally has played with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Southeast, and is joining Pearl after many years as a successful high school band director in the Middle Tennessee area.

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Harman Professional Names Friborg to Lead US Sales

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• October 10, 2013
Harman Professional has announced the appointment of Brian Friborg to lead US sales, group-wide as USA vice president of Sales. Friborg, who previously held the position of president, Americas for Martin Professional, immediately assumes responsibility for sales and support of Harman Professional audio and lighting technologies in the United States.  He will report directly to […] Read More...

PMC Announces Board Appointment of Montgomery-Clark

Christian Wissmuller •
  • People
• October 10, 2013

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) Executive Committee has appointed Stacey Montgomery-Clark to its executive board. As Sabian’s vice president of marketing, Montgomery-Clark has been an active member of music industry for more than 19 years and has contributed to many of the internationally recognized marketing campaigns, events, and artist-relations development during this period.

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