KMC Music (www.kmcmusic.com), the industry-leading distributor of MI and ProAudio solutions, today announced the appointment of three new regional sales managers for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and West/Northwest sales territories. According to KMC Music Vice President of Sales James Tsaptsinos, all three appointments bring significant MI retail and sales management experience to their new positions.
“Our philosophy is, and always will be, that it takes a retail sales veteran to understand the unique needs of today’s MI retailers, and the appointment of Michael Stockdale, Ryan Morgan, and Mike Johnson to key district sales management positions more than lives up to this philosophy,” Tsaptsinos said today. “Each of them have countless years of experience in their respective territories demonstrating track records for building cost-effective, sales-productive business building programs for retailers. They all started their careers working for and managing MI retail stores as well. We are thrilled to have professionals of their caliber join our sales team.”
Based in the Baltimore, Maryland area, Michael Stockdale now assumes the position of District Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He brings an extensive record of experience and success to his new position, having started his career as an Assistant Store Manager at Sam Ash Music, where he served for three years. Michael’s field experience includes having served as the National Product Sales Manager for Music & Studio Environments at IAC Acoustics, District Sales Manager for Specialty Brands at Fender Musical Instruments, Inc., Regional Sales Manager at Line 6, and District Sales Manager at Korg USA and Behringer.
Ryan Morgan brings an equally impressive resume to his new position as District Sales Manager for the West/Northwest Region, based out of Bend, Oregon. From a career starting in his Family’s Music store as a child to an 8-year General Manager of various Guitar Center locations, Morgan went on to serve as Director of Operations/Marketing/Sales for Boulder Creek Guitars/Riptide Ukuleles/Wedgie Picks and Accessories and Sales Manager for Bedell Guitars and Weber Fine Instruments.
Based in Orlando, Florida, Mike Johnson now assumes the position of District Sales Manager for the Southeast Region. Most recently, Johnson served as National Sales Manager at Gold Tone, Inc. Michael’s 30 years of MI experience on the National Level for Brands like Samick and regionally for Line 6 make him an obvious choice for KMC.
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