Tim Marshall Joins Erikson Audio as Product Manager

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Tim MarshallErikson Audio has announced that Tim Marshall has joined the company in the role of product manager.

Marshall is a veteran of the Canadian music industry as a musician, recording engineer, and former marketing manager for Yorkville Sound. He started his career in the industry in the early ’90s as a sales associate at Long & McQuade.

“Tim’s background and vast experience make him a great addition to the Erikson Audio team,” says Jeff Carman, Erikson Audio Vice President. “We are excited to have him on board.”


Levy’s Leathers Introduces New Inside Sales & Customer Service Staff

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Jessica LemieuxLevy’s Leathers has announced the addition of three new hires to its customer service and inside sales teams; Jessica Lemieux, Kevin Strom, and Josh Zeaton. Each has a unique set of skills and style and each understands their role is to serve our retail customers and assist our outside sales reps throughout the United States and Canada, says the company.


Carl Langevin Promoted to North American Sales Manager for Godin

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Godin Guitars' Carl Langevin

Godin Guitars’ Carl Langevin

Godin Guitars has announced the promotion of Carl Langevin to the role of North American sales manager.

Langevin has been with Godin since last June and has over 25 years of experience in the music industry and 10 in MI.  He worked as a full time guitarist playing in world music, blues, and rock and roll bands. He continues to perform across Quebec with a group called the Unplugged Band. As of 2017, he is celebrating his 10th year in the music products industry and has covered many positions in MI, including seven years at Roland Canada as a BOSS and amplifier sales specialist.


Roland Canada expands sale rep Olivier Potvin’s territory to all of Eastern Canada

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Oliver PotvinRoland Canada has announced that Olivier Potvin will be taking on the role of sales representative for Eastern Canada.

After completing his studies in Film, Potvin began working as an advisor at Musique Richard Gendreau in Quebec City, where he rose to the position of Manager.  In August 2016, Potvin joined the Roland Canada team as the Sales Representative focusing on Eastern Quebec. As of Jan. 1st, Potvin’s territory expands to include Eastern Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.


Roland Announces New Canadian President, Global Appointment

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
New Roland Canada Pres. & CEO Brian Dupas

New Roland Canada Pres. & CEO Brian Dupas

Roland Canada has announced that Brian Dupas, formerly the vice president of sales for Roland Canada, has been promoted to president and CEO. This move follows the promotion of now-former president and CEO Paul McCabe to the newly-created position of VP of marketing with Roland Corporation.

Over the past 30 years, Dupas has held many roles with Roland Canada, moving his way through the positions of BC sales representative, inside sales manager, and executive sales manager, and his most recent role of VP of sales, which he has held for the past five years.


Jam Industries Names Jim Mack as CEO of Ashly Audio

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Jim_Mack_Ashly_CEOVeteran audio industry executive Jim Mack has joined the Ashly Audio team in Webster, NY as CEO. He is tasked with helping expand the business in existing markets and create paths into new markets that leverage Ashly’s amplifiers, signal processors, and user interfaces. Mack will report directly to Marty Szpiro, president & CEO of Jam Industries, Ashly’s Canada-based parent company.

“On top of being a great person to work with, Jim has a depth and breadth of experience that makes him a real asset to Ashly, especially at this moment in Ashly’s history,” says Szpiro. “He has proven people and recruiting skills, and a tactician’s instinct for the right moves at the right times. Ashly is an essential and strategic asset in Jam Industries’ portfolio, and we’re thrilled to have Jim on the Ashly team.”