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KMC Music, Inc. has named                      Baker has served as executive vice              Ersig’s experience includes eight and a
industry veteran Joe Vasko as               president of sales and marketing and CFO        half years with West Music in Coralville,
vice president/general man-                 for the last five years, and has been with       IA, where he served in a variety of roles in-
ager of Latin Percussion. In                Middle Atlantic since 2001. Prior to join-      cluding print music team lead, director of
his new role, Vasko will over-              ing the company, Baker served in various        purchasing and inventory analyst. Ersig also
see all aspects of Latin Percus-            financial and operational leadership posi-       spent two and a half years with Music & Arts
sion’s operations located in Vasko          tions in the manufacturing industry.            Center in Frederick, MD, where he was sr.
Garfield, N.J. He will report                   In his new role, Schluter will be in-        buyer for print music/special purchasing.
directly to Ed Miller, president of KMC.    creasing his focus on product R&D and              Additionally, the company announced
    Vasko joins Latin Percussion directly   communicating directly with customers.          that Phil Smith has been named director
from Mapex USA, where he also served                                                        of sales/marketing. A 25-year veteran of
as vice president/general manager. Prior    Ashly Audio has added Todd                      the music industry, Smith most recently
to Mapex, Joe held positions at Vic Firth   K. Smith to the position of                     served as associate sales manager at The
and Warner Brothers Publications. In ad-    western regional sales man-                     Music Sales Group.
dition, Joe is also a member of the NAMM    ager. Based in Colorado and
Board of Directors and serves on Modern     reporting to John Sexton, na-                   PreSonus       recetly    an-
Drummer magazine’s advisory board.          tional sales manager, Smith                     nounced that Mark Stone
                                            will oversee and expand mar- Smith              has joined the company as
Middle Atlantic Products has promot-        kets west of the Mississippi for Ashly Audio.   its national sales director. A
ed Mike Baker to be its new president.                                                      long-time industry veteran,
Company founder Bob Schluter will con-      Rock Clouser has been                           Stone has worked for more
tinue as chief engineer and CEO.            named national sales and                        than 25 years in the record Stone
                                            marketing manager for the                       industry, in manufacturing, and as a tour-
                                            Stringed Instrument Divi-                       ing and recording musician.
                                            sion at Conn-Selmer, Inc.
                                            Clouser will be responsible                     Wyman Piano Company/OrlaUSA has
                                            for all domestic and inter-                     announced the appointment of two new
                                            national sales of Glaesel, Clouser              regional sales manage
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