Clear Tune Monitors Hires Jeffery Fowler as VP of Global Sales & Marketing Clear Tune Monitors ( CTM ), the Orlando , FL-based manufacturer of high performance in-ear monitor systems , has appointed Jeffery Fowler to the position of vice president of global sales and marketing . In his new role he will be responsible for growing the company ’ s in-ear monitor sales and marketing efforts worldwide .
Fowler comes to CTM with over 20 years of experience at the manufacturer level and a diverse resume in a variety of vertical markets including MI , pro AV , and consumer audio . Most recently he was sales director at Westone Audio where he managed key domestic and international distribution partnerships . Prior to Westone Audio , he held senior management positions with Roland Corporation , Native Instruments , and Harman Professional .
Fowler also has experience as a performing artist and received his bachelor ’ s degree in voice from the University of Colorado in 1995 where he was a part of
JEFFREY FOWLER their opera program .
Commenting on his new position , Fowler says , “ I ’ m proud and excited to lead the sales and marketing team here at Clear Tune Monitors and ready to take things to the next level . I ’ ve been a part of the music products industry for a couple of decades now and have seen our industry go through peaks and valleys . I ’ ve learned that as important as amazing products are , it ’ s about people . We are in one of the few remaining industries where there is a genuine feeling of family . I noticed that feeling right off the bat when I entered the CTM building and met everyone for the first time .”
David Angress Joins QSC as SVP & GM of Pro
Audio Division QSC has announced that David Angress has joined the organization as senior vice president and general manager of the company ’ s new Pro Audio division .
“ Throughout the years , I have always had the greatest respect and admiration for QSC – its people , its culture , and its portfolio of innovative , market-leading products ,” says Angress . “ The Pro Audio division is gearing up for an incredible phase
DAVID ANGRESS of transformative growth and I couldn ’ t be more excited about the opportunity to serve as its leader going forward .”
Angress , a seasoned veteran of the music and pro audio products industry , brings a wealth of experience in senior executive leadership with roles at high-end brands including ADAM Audio GmbH , Guitar Center , Harman , and AKG . As principal at Angress Consulting for the last 12 years , he has utilized his extensive international experience in marketing , product management , and international distribution to develop business relationships for its clients throughout North America , Europe , and Asia .
“ We are thrilled to have David Angress take the leadership of our Pro Audio division ,” says Jatan Shah , president and COO at QSC . “ David ’ s decades of experience in the MI and pro audio industries – in retail , manufacturing and as a trusted and accomplished advisor to a number of organizations – makes him the ideal individual to take the helm of our Pro Audio business . Our leadership team of Perry Celia , David Fuller , Ray van Straten , Linda Lee , and now David Angress , will most certainly guide our business to great success in this next , exciting period of growth and innovation .”
Angress will oversee the division working from the company ’ s headquarters in Costa Mesa , CA , as well as from his remote office in Portland , OR .
Dinah Gretsch Joins The NAMM Foundation ’ s Board of Directors The NAMM Foundation has welcomed Dinah Gretsch to its board of directors in the role of vice chair . As a member of the board , Gretsch will serve a three-year term to guide the work of the non-profit and fulfill its vision to create access to and advance participation in music-making across the lifespan .
“ The Gretsch Company has proudly participated in NAMM for more than a century and it ’ s that history that makes the opportunity to serve on the
NAMM Foundation board of directors an even greater privilege .
I look forward to supporting the mission , the team , and the growth of its vitally important programs ,” Gretsch shares .
Currently , Gretsch serves as executive vice president and CFO of the Savannah , GA-based Gretsch Company , a globally recognized manufacturer of drums and guitars since 1883 . Dinah has been recognized as a prominent figure in the musical instruments industry for 40 years with numerous prestigious awards and accolades . In 2003 , the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ( NARAS ) presented her with the Heroes Award , a distinction awarded to community leaders in the music industry . In 2008 , she was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for her significant contributions to the music industry . In 2014 , the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University honored her with the prestigious Betty Foy Sanders Patrons of the Arts Award . That same year she was honoured by the Women ’ s International Music Network ( WiMN ) with the She Rocks Award for her leadership in the music industry .
With the appointment , Gretsch will join Tom Sumner , chair of The NAMM Foundation and president of Yamaha Corporation of America ; Susan Lipp , secretary-treasurer and chairman of Full Compass Systems ; and four-time World Series Champion , President ’ s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Turnaround Arts Ambassador , and Latin Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist , Bernie Williams as director-at-large . For more information , go to www . nammfoundation . org .
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