Bob Weissburg To Oversee All Gibson Divisions

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Nashville, Tenn. -- Gibson Guitar appointed Bob Weissburg as global executive VP to work "closely with all divisions to develop and execute growth strategies for the future," the company announced.

Wiessburg's emphasis will be on CE, but he will also be involved in the company's musical instruments and pro audio businesses, a spokesman added.

Weissburg will report directly to chairman/ CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.

Weissburg left D&M Holdings last year, having served as president of sales and marketing for the Americas. He oversaw Denon, Marantz, Boston Acoustics, McIntosh and D&M Professional products.  Before joining D&M, he held executive positions at Sony, including president of the consumer sales group and SVP of strategic planning for sales.

As part of Gibson's diversification into CE, the company at CES announced plans to enter a strategic partnership with Onkyo in which it will acquire a majority of Onkyo USA and become the second largest shareholder of Onkyo Corp. in Japan. Under the deal, Onkyo would also invest in Gibson.

The deal has been closed, a spokesman said.

Besides musical instruments and pro audio brands, Gibson also owns Cerwin-Vega! home audio, which was purchased last December as part of the acquisition of Stanton Group, which owned the KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega! and Stanton DJ brands. With the acquisition, Gibson created a pro audio division.


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