Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. announced that chairman Kyle Kirkland, CEO Dana Messina, Conn-Selmer president John Stoner, and certain members of management made an unsolicited proposal to acquire the Company’s band instrument and online music divisions.
John Geiger has joined Zildjian as National Accounts Manager. Geiger brings over 20 years experience in the music industry to his new role at Zildjian. Most recently, he was a key accounts manager for Korg USA. Geiger also held similar positions with D’Addario & Company Inc., Peavey Electronics Corporation, and Yamaha Corporation of America.
Sweetwater recently hired five new employees, four of which are new sales engineers. The new hires bring total employment at Sweetwater to 400.
Ashly Audio Inc., a division of JAM Industries, has promoted Mark Wentling from director of R&D to the position of president & CEO. Wentling succeeds David Parse who will remain with Ashly Audio in an export sales management capacity.
Audio-Technica has announced the appointment of Michael Edwards to the position of vice president Professional Markets, reflecting the company’s continued dedication to meeting the needs of all of its professional market segments. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. president and CEO Philip Cajka.