Last month, GC Pro’s director Tom Menrath announced that industry veteran Rick Plushner had been appointed as general manager of GC Pro, the professional audio division of Guitar Center Inc.
Plushner most recently served as president of Solid State Logic, North America, where he was crucial to the introduction of such groundbreaking products as the XL9000K, the XLogic Series of outboard processors and the new AWS 900 console. Previously, Plushner gained experience as vice president of sales at digital console manufacturer Euphonix Inc. He has also acted as general manager, West Coast operations, for Siemens Audio (now AMS/Neve) and served as national manager, Sony Digital Audio Division, Sony Corp. of America. Plushner will be reporting directly to Menrath, and will be overseeing sales efforts and guiding GC Pro account representatives/managers. “We are thrilled to have Rick on our team,” says Menrath. “Rick brings an enormous amount of experience with him that will greatly benefit GC Pro and its clients.”
GC Pro has hired additional sales personnel in several key markets including the music communities of Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas, further enhancing the company’s customer support capabilities.
“All of these moves and initiatives are aimed at one thing and one thing only,” explains Menrath: “to enhance the experience of being a GC Pro customer. Of course, we understand the technology that drives the pro audio industry, but GC Pro has always been customer-driven, and it always will be.”
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