Clyne Media, Inc.
Guitar Center Professional
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL EXPANDS ITS NASHVILLE FACILITY
WITH NEW KEY PERSONNEL
125th AES CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 3,
2008 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales
division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional
users, announces the expansion of its Nashville facility with three
new personnel. Adam Hudson now serves as Account Manager and Artist
Relations Representative, Allison Thompson serves as Logistics Coordinator
and Greg Glaser is now a GC Pro Sales rep. These individuals will work
closely with Chad Evans, Account Manager, GC Pro Nashville. The entire
four-person team reports directly to Derek Snyder, Regional Manager.
The announcement was made by GC Pro’s Director, Rick Plushner,
and reflects the division’s commitment to providing comprehensive
customer service, as well as substantial growth.
Adam Hudson (Artist Relations Rep/Account Manager) has
been part of the Guitar Center/GC Pro family for several years. Starting
in the Knoxville store, he was transferred to Nashville in December
of that year and has held several different positions since then, including
Assistant Manager and Artist Relations Manager for Guitar Center. This
July, his Artist Relations Manager position was enhanced by joining
the GC Pro team. Prior to his work for Guitar Center, Adam was a trumpet
major at the University of Tennessee and was a tour manager for Derek
Trucks Band and Gran Torino and a crew member for Dave Matthews Band.
Allison Thompson (Logistics Coordinator) moves into her
current position, having been with Guitar Center since May 2006. She
began in operations at the Central Chicago store, and then she was transferred
to the Nashville store, serving as Operations Assistant and Artist Relations
Associate. Prior to joining up with Guitar Center/GC Pro, Allison worked
as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for Illinois State University.
Greg Glaser (GC Pro Sales Rep) was with Guitar Center
for almost three years before joining the GC Pro sales force. With Guitar
Center, he was Department Manager of Pro Audio, and his knowledge in
this field greatly informs his new capacity in Sales with GC Pro. His
passion for gear extends far beyond his time spent in the Nashville
store, as he spends his free time tracking and mixing in his personal
home studio. His interest in music goes back to his early years, when
he began ravenously learning to play every instrument he could, from
tuba to harp.
All three personnel are keenly excited about further developing
the client base and interacting with the ever-growing Nashville market.
Commenting on these new appointments, Plushner stated, “Our expanding
GC Pro team in Nashville is already serving this wildly active and vital
market with a remarkable vigor and focus. These three individuals each
bring something wonderful and different to the table, reflecting the
diverse nature of the professional audio industry in Nashville, therefore
creating comprehensive, accessible resources for our customers’
benefit. We are proud of not only these three members of our Nashville
team but our entire GC Pro force nationwide, who have rightly earned
GC Pro the utmost reputation; 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.”
Photo File: GCProNashvillePersonnel.JPG
Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Guitar Center Professional Artist Relations/Account
Manger Adam Hudson, Logistics Coordinator Allison Thompson, GC Pro Sales
representative Greg Glaser and Account Manager Chad Evans.
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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, www.musiciansfriend.com.
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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