Rundle is promoted to the position after nearly a decade in customer-facing sales and training positions within the Mackie organization. His in-depth experience with the company’s user base in the MI and professional audio sectors affords him a unique perspective on both customer relations and product development, according to the company.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Patricia back to the company,” says Jean Daoust, SC Media Canada founder and president. “She has incredible passion, great relationships throughout the Canadian industry, and a strong reputation for customer service. She’s the perfect person to be leading our Harman Pro sales team.”
The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund has announced the appointment of Jim Norris to its Board of Directors. Norris is the president of Norris-Whitney Communications, an international communications company specializing in the entertainment field, which publishes Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.
The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to making music therapy available to more people in more communities across Canada. More information at www.musictherapytrust.ca.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has hired Ethan Kaplan as its first Chief Digital Products Officer. Kaplan will be tasked with building a new global digital products division to support the long-term growth and expansion of the Fender brand and to create deeper connections with its global community of players.
“We are very pleased to add Ethan to our management team,” says Andy Mooney, Fender’s CEO. “We see a tremendous opportunity to expand the brand into new digital product categories and services that will build on our leadership position with consumers and help us realize the full potential of the brand. Ethan’s experience and skillsets make him a great addition to the team and will serve us well as we work to build and better serve a more connected and engaged community of players globally.”
Pendergrass brings more than 30 years of experience in the high tech industry, holding engineering, R&D, and management positions in prominent technology companies including Hewlett-Packard and Tektronix. His expertise includes work in Electronics, Optics, Acoustics, and Magnetics.
St. Louis Music, a division of U.S. Band and Orchestra Supplies Inc., is one of North America’s largest distributors of musical instruments and accessories, distributing such lines as Alvarez, Austin and Sigma guitars, Knilling string instruments and Blessing band instruments. It distributes more than 10,000 products from over 250 brands to the North American MI market.