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Council Bluffs, IA – NAMM booth 6332 Hall A … Grundorf Corporation, a leading manufacturer of equipment for musicians and audio professionals and parent company of loudspeaker manufacturer Grund Audio Design, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Tjarks to the newly created position of Account Manager. With a comprehensive background in retail music and audio sales, Tjarks brings a proven track record and a results-oriented approach to his new position with Grundorf, where he will maintain Grundorf Corporation’s existing relationships with North America retail dealers and contractors, identify new sales opportunities within existing accounts, establish new Grundorf dealers, and develop social network resources for outreach to Grundorf Corporation’s dealers, contractors, and end users. He started with the company in October and will be stationed at the company’s headquarters in Council Bluffs.

Tjarks is an energetic, results oriented professional with a proven track record in both retail sales and facilities management. As a professional bassist who has performed extensively, Tjarks understands the concerns of musicians and audio professionals. Prior to joining Grundorf Corporation, he was the Assistant Retail Manager/Pro Audio Department Coordinator for New Berlin, WI-based Cascio Interstate Music. Additionally, he was an Audio Technology Instructor for North Shore Music Institute in Northfield, IL. He also held the position of Store Manager/Vice President/Sales & Marketing for Gand Music & Sound of Northfield, IL and prior to this, he served as the Assistant Manager/Keyboard & Pro Audio Specialist for Guitar Center in Chicago, IL.  

Tjarks commented on his new position with Grundorf Corporation. “As a well-known equipment manufacturer spanning the MI, Pro Audio, and AV markets, Grundorf Corporation enjoys an envious reputation for innovative products that enable musicians, audio professionals, and AV technology managers to go about their business creatively and with the confidence that only comes from working with first-class, reliable equipment. Grundorf offers solutions that both system designers and end users alike can benefit greatly from. I am delighted to be here and I look forward to working with the diverse range of customers the company serves.

Frank Grund, President of Grundorf Corporation, shares Bob’s enthusiasm. “Bob is a seasoned professional with a comprehensive background in our industry that, I believe, is well suited to our company culture. He is a bright, energetic, proven go-getter and a forward thinking individual who brings a wealth of experience to our efforts. I’m very pleased to have him joining our team and am confident he will be a valuable contributor to the company. I have the utmost confidence in his ability to help us grow.”

About Grundorf Corporation

Founded in July of 1984, Grundorf, a division of Grundorf Corporation, manufactures and distributes cases, equipment racks, and accessories intended for professional musicians, DJ’s, churches, schools and audio-visual / industrial applications. The company’s products are sold through sound contractors, pro audio / music retailers, and distributors worldwide. Its Grund Audio Design division has been producing and wholesaling engineered sound reinforcement products since 1984. Customers include touring sound companies, music stores and fixed installations such as churches and theaters. For additional information, visit the Grundorf online at  or Grund Audio Design at