Richard Markus.Agoura Hills, CA (December 12, 2007)--Richard Markus has accepted the position of division manager of the Music Instrument Division of American Music & Sound. He was most recently president of EMD Music, from its inception in November 2002.
Prior to that, he was president of MAPEX USA and had previously held sales and marketing management positions at LP Music and REMO. Markus will be responsible for operations of the AM&S/MI Division in addition to managing the sales and marketing for its proprietary guitar and bass brand, Jay Turser, the distribution scheme for Hagstrom guitars, Walden Quik Lok instrument stands and other current and future brands to be distributed by the division.
Lynn Martin, president of American Music & Sound, commented, "We are excited to have Dick bring his diverse sales, marketing and operational experiences to our organization. These, combined with his general passion for music and the Musical Instrument industry, make him ideal for the task at hand."
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