On the Move

Who: Richard Gentry What: general manager, Crest Audio Previous Lives: 2000-2002, Northeast business manager, Bose Corporation Professional Division 1999-2000,
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Who: Richard Gentry

What: general manager, Crest Audio

Previous Lives:

  • 2000-2002, Northeast business manager, Bose Corporation Professional Division
  • 1999-2000, director of sales and marketing, Symetrix Pro Audio and Lucid
  • 1997-present, advisory board member, Arizona's Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • 1989-1999, various positions, Hafler division of Rockford Corporation
  • 1987-1988, pro manufacturer representative, RADON
  • 1970-1988, pro recording artist, singer/songwriter

Main responsibilities: To make Crest better so that our customers always think of us first.

If I could do any other profession it would be…recording artist and/or producer, or a professional race car driver.

A session that I would have loved to be a “fly on the wall” for was…Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland Sessions.

The ultimate DVD re-release would be…Le Mans with Steve McQueen. Those classic duels between Porsche and Ferrari were amazing.

Curently in my CD changer are…Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking, Tribal Voices' Music from Native Americans, Carlos Montoya's The Art of Flamenco, The Best of Paganini and John Coltrane's Blue Train.

When not in my office, you can usually find me…with my wife and kids exploring a new town, new shop, a new car dealership.

What: general manager, Crest Audio

Previous Lives:

Main responsibilities: To make Crest not just different, but also better in every way so that our customers always think of us first.

If you were making an acceptance speech, who would you like to thank? I'd like to thank my dear wife of 18 years for her undying and uncompromising support — I'm not stupid. Claude Scheiner (NBC Tonight Show Orchestra), who taught me how to play jazz guitar, and Hartley Peavey for giving me the chance to use all that I've learned to give back to this industry.

The one thing in my office that is most like my personality is…the window — a constantly changing and evolving picture, transparent, honest and willing to share views.

Curently in my CD changer are…Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking, Tribal Voices' Music from Native Americans, Carlos Montoya's The Art of Flamenco, The Best of Paganini and John Coletrain's Blue Train.

When not in my office, you can usually find me…with my wife and kids exploring a new town, new shop, a new car dealership. (I may be going through a few since my commute totals 200 miles a day.)

Send your “Current” news to Sarah Benzuly at sbenzuly@primediabusiness.com.