Longtime GC executive Gene Holy made new President of MF division

GeneJolyGene Joly • President, Musician’s Friend • Guitar Center

Guitar Center (GC) has named longtime GC executive Gene Joly as the new President of its Musician’s Friend (MF) division. In his new position, Joly will be responsible for guiding the direction of Musician’s Friend while capitalizing on his extensive experience in merchandising, vendor relations, distribution, supply management and direct marketing. Prior to his appointment, Joly was Guitar Center’s Executive Vice President of Stores, a position he held since 2008. Replacing Joly as the new Senior Vice President of stores will be longtime GC ops vet Kevin Kazubowski. The announcement was made by Mike Pratt, Guitar Center Chief Executive Officer. Contact christopher.bennett@guitarcenter.com.

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