Mackie Promotes Jon Rundle to Product Management

Monday, November 16th, 2015

SONY DSCLOUD Technologies has announced the appointment of Jon Rundle to the position of Mackie Product Manager.

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.


Patricia Carr Returns to SC Media Canada

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Patricia CarrSC Media Canada has announced the appointment of Patricia Carr as national sales manager for all Harman Professional audio brands.

“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.”


CMT Publisher Jim Norris Joins Board of Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

PS Oct15 Input JimNThe 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


Fender Hires First Chief Digital Products Officer

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Ethan Kaplan

Ethan Kaplan

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.”


Loud Technologies Names Larry Pendergrass as New SVP of Engineering

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

MAC-PendergrassLoud Technologies has announced the appointment of Larry Pendergrass to the position of senior vice president of engineering of the Music Gear Group.

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.


Dale Kroke Joins St. Louis Music

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Dale KrokeDale Kroke, former senior vice president and general manager of B&J Music, has joined St. Louis Music in the position of Operations and IT Consultant.

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.