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  • Three Key Appointments at Roland

    Christian Wissmuller | People | June 1, 2014

    Roland Corporation U.S. announces the appointments of Brandon Ryan as product and artist relations manager – dance, DJ and media production, Peter Brown as product specialist – dance and DJ, and Casey Bishop as AIRA artist and customer relations. These three newly created positions will help Roland grow and support the expanding AIRA product line and customers in the dance and DJ segment.

  • TC Group Appoints Glinvad as Managing Director of TC Group China

    Christian Wissmuller | People | May 26, 2014

    Originally from Denmark, Peter Glinvad has been working in China for 12 years. His in-depth knowledge of the Chinese culture and fluency in the language present distinct upside for TC Group China in his new position as managing director.

  • Fender Promotes McDonald to Executive VP

    Christian Wissmuller | People | May 20, 2014

    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has promoted industry veteran Richard McDonald to executive vice president, Fender Brand. The move represents a larger strategic shift that aims to improve alignment and better unifies all aspects of the Fender brand under one executive. McDonald’s responsibility now expands beyond Fender electric guitars, amplifiers and pro audio equipment, to also include Fender acoustic products and Fender accessories, allowing the brand to be optimized for growth.

  • TMP Fills Key Roles

    Christian Wissmuller | People | May 14, 2014

    The Music People, Inc. (TMP), parent company for the On-Stage family of brands and TMP Pro Distribution, announces that it has recently filled two key roles, bringing on Samantha Pink as director of operations and Allison Honeyman as strategic accounts manager.

    Samantha Pink joins TMP after a 14-year career with Full Compass, where she served as vice president of Procurement, Product Management and Merchandising. Pink managed a line card of over 800 brands and was instrumental in developing long-lasting vendor relationships. Prior to her work at Full Compass, Pink worked for apparel company, Land’s End.  She wore many hats during her 11-year employment there, including warehouse management, operations management, inventory management and sales management.

  • LPD Music Names Wicks National Sales Manager

    Christian Wissmuller | People | May 5, 2014

    LPD Music has announced Steve Wicks as their National Sales Manager.

    As a seasoned veteran in the music industry for almost 40 years, Wicks has worked with various companies prior to joining LPD, such as Korg, Gibson, Peavey, and Fender Musical Instruments.

  • Cusimano Appointed as Sr. Manager, Artist Relations by Korg USA

    Christian Wissmuller | People | May 4, 2014

    Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of Korg, VOX, Ashdown, Blackstar, Lâg, Sakae and HK Audio products, has announced the expansion of its artist relations team, reflecting the company’s dedication to offering top-notch service to its family of artists, while also furthering brand awareness amongst musicians in the U.S.

  • Avid Appoints Smith CMO

    Christian Wissmuller | People | May 4, 2014

    Avid® has announced that marketing executive Jennifer Smith has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), based in the company’s Burlington, Massachusetts headquarters.

    Reporting directly to Avid president and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr., Smith will be responsible for driving all aspects of Avid’s worldwide market presence and growth, including its strategic positioning, go-to-market strategies, and all marketing disciplines within the organization. Her role will be vital in fulfilling the Avid Everywhere™ vision to help media organizations and content creators connect with their audiences more powerfully and efficiently than ever before through innovative technologies such as the industry-changing Avid MediaCentral Platform. Smith will also oversee Avid’s strategic collaboration with customers via the Avid Customer Association.

  • Roland Announces New Sales Managers

    Christian Wissmuller | People | April 28, 2014

    Roland Corporation U.S. announces the new appointments of Richard Katz as regional sales manager for the Southeast region and Luis Aguilar as the district sales manager for the northern Midwest region.

  • NEMC Names Beaudoin Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

    Christian Wissmuller | People | April 28, 2014

    National Educational Music Co., Ltd. (NEMC) has hired Ron Beaudoin as chief sales & marketing officer.  In this newly formed role, he will be responsible for all sales and marketing initiatives for the company’s educational, rental affiliate, Internet and wholesale proprietary sales channels.

    Beaudoin joins NEMC with over 30 years experience in the music products industry. He has held various sales and management positions of increasing responsibility in the school music dealers segment including educational and institutional sales, marketing and executive management. He is the former owner of Mobile Music of South Jersey and most recently held the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing for Music & Arts, a division of Guitar Center.

  • Yamaha Appoints Caton as Pro Audio & Combo Division District Manager

    Christian Wissmuller | People | April 27, 2014

    Yamaha has appointed Timothy Caton as a new district manager for the company’s Pro Audio & Combo Division. His territory will include Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Illinois and parts of Alabama.

    “Based on Tim’s extensive background in music sales and management, he will be able to seamlessly fit into our corporate culture and service our valued dealers at the high level they expect from Yamaha,” says Reed Larrimore, national sales director, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Yamaha.

  • Smith Promoted to N. American Sales Manager at Zildjian

    Christian Wissmuller | People | April 13, 2014

    The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced the promotion of Jerry Smith to North American sales manager effective April 1, 2014.

    In this newly created position, Jerry will report directly to Andy Schlosser, vice president of Global Sales and have responsibility for the management of the Company’s independent sales representatives in the U.S. and distributors in Canada and Mexico.  In addition, Jerry will be a major contributor to the development and execution of strategic sales plans for North America. 

  • Levy’s Appoints Booth as N. American Sales Manager

    Christian Wissmuller | People | March 31, 2014

    Levy’s has announced the appointment of Glen Booth as North American sales manager.

    Booth, a life-long and accomplished guitarist, is a graduate of Mohawk College in Applied Arts (music) and Recording Arts and Science. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the music business as a band manager; ten years with Ernie Ball Musicman as National Canadian sales sanager and manager of Artist Relations; five years in retail at MacAulay’s Music and  six years as Levy’s Ontario sales rep. Glen has a broad understanding of the MI business and an extensive knowledge of Levy’s products, business philosophy, and culture.

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