FMIC Names Three New Product Managers for Guild, Takamine, and Ovation
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) recently announced that Chris Middaugh, David Gonzalez and Jason Barnes have been named the new product managers for the Guild, Takamine, and Ovation guitars brands, respectively.
For the past ten years, Middaugh has worked for pickup and acoustic amplifier manufacturer Schertler USA, where he served as president. He brings with him direct experience in Brand Management, Dealer Development, Artist Relations, and Marketing Management. Gonzalez has been with FMIC since 2005. He has spent the last five years managing the Guild Guitars brand and has been instrumental in shaping Guild into a premier acoustic guitar brand. Barnes comes from outside the Music Products industry. A former touring guitarist, he comes from the Chemical and Construction industries, having most recently worked in Product Marketing for one of the nation’s premier stadium and arena construction firms. All will report to Paul Meisenzahl, SVP Marketing – Acoustic Brands, and will be based at FMIC headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, effective immediately.