WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, October 25, 2010 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has appointed industry veteran Brad Lyons as GC Pro Account Manager, based in the company’s Atlanta location. In his new position, Lyons will draw on his extensive experience in pro audio sales and worship sound to help GC Pro expand its presence in the studio, live, post production and house-of-worship market sectors. The announcement was made by Rick Plushner, GC Pro Director, and further underscores GC Pro’s ongoing commitment to the continuing growth of GC Pro as a turnkey supplier for professional end users.
Brad Lyons has over 20 years of experience using and selling professional audio equipment, and he most recently held the position of Senior Sales Engineer at Sweetwater Sound, where he was responsible for every aspect of audio sales and service, including touring sound systems, studio designs, wireless systems, instrument packages and more. Over the years, he has received top sales awards from leading companies such as Presonus, Focusrite, DBX, Royer and others. Lyons has an active involvement in worship music, and has served as Audio/Media Coordinator and Production manager for the Unity Performing Arts Foundation and Broadcast Engineer for Blackhawk Ministries, both based in Fort Wayne. He has also owned a high-end home audio and video production studio for many years.
“Brad comes to us as a solid veteran of the professional audio sales business. His ongoing work as a sound engineer in the recording and worship communities will enhance our ability to offer clients the finest in audio systems design and sales while keeping within the framework of their budgets. He has extensive and diverse product knowledge across many manufacturers and product categories and deeply understands the marketplace. We’re very excited to have Brad as part of the GC Pro team,” states Rick Plushner.
“Over the years, I have witnessed GC Pro grow to become the turnkey supplier for all corners of the industry,” stated Lyons, “GC Pro has a great reputation in the recording studio, post production, fixed installation, touring sound and house-of-worship sectors, and is rightly noted for its extremely knowledgeable sales and support staff that truly addresses the needs of their customers. I am proud to be on board and look forward to serving GC Pro and its client base.”