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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL ADDS NEW ACCOUNT MANAGERS
— Company continues to expand with key personnel —
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, March 24, 2008 –
Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar
Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the
recent appointments of four GC Pro Account Managers. The announcement
was made by GC Pro’s Director, Rick Plushner, and reflects the
division’s commitment to providing comprehensive customer service,
as well substantial growth.
Pelar Gilyard joins the team as GC Pro Account Manager,
Based in Hollywood, servicing Southern California. Originally hailing
from Chicago, Gilyard has come in contact with much of the Southern
California music scene through his experience as a talented producer,
engineer and DJ.
Rich Avrach likewise joins on as GC Pro Account Manager,
Based in Hollywood. A keyboardist and guitarist since childhood, Rich
has varied experience not only in performance, but also in audio engineering
and professional audio retail.
Mark Johnson has recently been added as GC Pro Account
Manager, Based in Chicago. In the 1990s, Mark ran his own live sound
company which eventually expanded into areas of FOH engineering and
consultation for systems installations.
Additionally, Ryan Lessam joins the team as GC Pro Account
Manager, based in Orlando, Florida. Ryan’s recording background
ranges from New York’s Quad Recording Studios to Miami’s
Hit Factory, where he became intimately accustomed to both large-format
consoles and DAW systems.
Commenting on these new appointments, Plushner stated,
“Our ever-expanding team of Account Managers will serve to further
GC Pro’s excellent reputation throughout the country; no other
pro audio dealer can offer GC Pro’s level of personnel resources,
unmatched service and expert advice, or call upon such a vast spectrum
of products lines. These four personnel, not to mention our entire team
of Account Managers, each bring something wonderful and different to
the table, reflecting the diverse nature of the professional audio industry
in each of our respective markets, therefore creating comprehensive,
accessible resources for our customers’ benefit nationwide.”
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About Guitar Center Professional / Guitar Center
Guitar Center Professional is the outside sales division of Guitar Center
that focuses on the needs of professional users. Its clientele includes
recording studios, audio engineers, producers, recording and touring
musicians, live sound venues, post production facilities and more. Emphasizing
extraordinary individualized service via local account managers, GC
Pro offers expert consultation and a comprehensive selection of the
world’s finest equipment for music and audio professionals. More
information on GC Pro can be found by visiting www.gcpro.com.
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of
guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio
and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates
more than 200 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our
Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing
in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors,
college professors and students. We are also the largest direct response
retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly
owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site,
More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's
Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of
Guitar Center, Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks of
the respective companies with which they are associated.
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