Woodland Hills, CA (September 2, 2010)–American Music & Sound (AM&S) has hired Tom Menrath as division manager and added seven new regional sales managers to the new Music Creation Division.
Together with AM&S’ national sales managers, the new regional sales managers will provide a new level of service to dealers across the United States for the beyerdynamic, Focusrite, Novation, Fostex, Kurzweil, Mono Cases, Nord, Studiologic, Vestax, Wharfedale Pro and Xone brands. “Our new regional sales managers all come from very strong pro audio backgrounds,” states Lynn Martin, president of AM&S. “They are an inspired team that will be able to provide strong support and dedication to our network of dealers.”
Coming to AM&S from Sweetwater Sound, Menrath is set to lead the new team of regional sales managers. “We have put together an impressive national dedicated sales team,” offers Menrath. “This will allow us to partner with our retailers and provide more personal assistance and follow-through to our dealers from the smallest independents to the largest brick and mortar and e-commerce retailers.”
Mark Towles, former president of Towles Marketing Group, has joined AM&S as regional sales manager covering the Northeast Region. With a long history in the music industry, Mark formed the Towles Marketing Group in 1999. “AM&S has emerged as one of the largest independent distributors in the music industry,” states Towles. “I couldn’t be more excited to represent AM&S and its roster of world-class brands.”
AM&S has hired an additional six regional sales managers to fill out the full expanse of the U.S. territories. Formally of Korg/Marshall, Ken Gilmer will handle the Southeast Region. Bryan Butler from Hal Leonard’s software division will head up the Upper Midwest region. Donovan Stark, previously with Solid State Logic, will take care of the West Coast. Tim Gilpin, formerly with Gibson’s Baldwin division, will handle the Central Region. Ben Davis, who previously worked as a product specialist for AM&S, will take care of the Midwest. Josh Garcia, from Taylor Marketing Group, will cover the Rockies.
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