Westlake Village, CA (September 21, 2005)–On September 8, 2005, GC Pro director Tom Menrath announced the appointment of Rick Plushner as General Manager of GC Pro, in a move to position the company for its next round of expansion and growth. GC Pro has also hired additional sales personnel in several key markets including the music communities of Nashville and Austin, TX, further enhancing the company’s customer support capabilities. GC Pro will have an unprecedented presence at the NYC AES Convention, October 7-10, at the Javits Center.
Rick PlushnerThe appointment of Rick Plushner as general manager of GC Pro will add considerably to the level of expertise at the management level. Plushner most recently served as president of Solid State Logic, North America, where he was crucial to the introduction of such products as the XL9000K console, the XLogic series of outboard processors, and the new AWS 900 console. Previously, Plushner gained experience as vice president, sales at digital console manufacturer Euphonix, Inc.; he was general manager, West Coast Operations, for Siemens Audio (now AMS-Neve); served as national manager, Sony Digital Audio Division, Sony Corp. of America; and founded a pro audio retail company of his own, Audio Intervisual Design, in Los Angeles. Plushner will be reporting directly to GC Pro director Tom Menrath, and will be overseeing sales efforts and guiding GC Pro account representatives/managers.
“We are thrilled to have Rick on our team,” said Menrath. “Rick brings an enormous amount of experience with him that will greatly benefit GC Pro and its clients.”
In a renewed commitment to serving the pro audio community, new sales support, account managers and logistics managers in many key territories in the U.S. will enhance GC Pro’s ability to serve its customers. GC Pro sales personnel are experts in pro audio and have considerable experience both using and selling technology. “It is an important part of our strategy to have staff sufficient to serve the growing pro audio industry,” noted Menrath. “We’re not simply providing pro audio products–we’re providing comprehensive solutions.”
As part of its presence at the AES Convention, GC Pro will have a large exhibit (Booth #800) on the show floor, a manufacturer demo room (with scheduled demos four times per day) to highlight key products including the new Digidesign D-Command Medium-format Console Environment, and an exclusive V.I.P. lounge for GC Pro customers and vendors.
“All of these moves and initiatives are aimed at one thing and one thing only,” explained Menrath: “to enhance the experience of being a GC Pro customer. Of course, we understand the technology that drives the pro audio industry, but GC Pro has always been customer-driven, and it always will be.”