GC Pro’s West Los Angeles location
Westlake Village, CA (October 7, 2010)–Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on professional users, reports its sales have risen in 2010.
The active year has seen GC Pro sales teams grow in various markets, while adding new locations including Orlando, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Oklahoma City; Bakersfield, California; Los Angeles; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Seattle.
The GC Pro division, coast to coast, has nearly 70 employees that provide services to recording, post-production, live sound and house-of-worship sectors. In addition, the company has enhanced its educational alliances, now working with nearly 30 schools, including Full Sail University, Berklee College of Music, Sheffield, Belmont University and SAE.
The company has added a GC Pro Affiliate Services program, which, via a dedicated section on its website, connects customers with companies and individuals who specialize in key areas of professional audio systems design, integration and installation. With the addition of the Guitar Center Professional Installations affiliates, GC Pro customers can potenitally use the company as a turnkey solution for design, installation and commissioning of their facility.
GC Pro also partnered with live performance venues and events, such as Bonnaroo, where they helped outfit the backstage recording studio and offered on-site technical support. It has also formed alliances with organizations in music, including sponsoring events for the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy in Atlanta, Miami and Seattle.
“The GC Pro model is proven and tested, and it’s working very, very well,” observes Rick Plushner, Director of Guitar Center Professional. “Guitar Center is fully behind us in expanding and strengthening the organization so that we can continue to bring our professional audio and media customers the best equipment, advice and prices possible.”
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