Longtime studio executive Rose Mann-Cherney announced that she has stepped down as President of Record Plant Recording Studios. Mann-Cherney will retain an equity stake in the company moving forward. In the immediate future, she will enjoy a well-deserved and long-overdue vacation–an opportunity she has not taken since she began at Record Plant 35-plus years ago–and the chance to plan and focus on her next endeavors in the industry.
Jason Carson, Vice President/General Manager, had already taken on many of Mann-Cherney’s longtime duties in recent months, and he is ready to take the reins in a fuller capacity. “Jason has been with us for over 12 years, and I’ve been preparing him for the last five years to take over for me. He has my utmost confidence and support,” stated Mann-Cherney. Jeff Barnes also retains his role as Studio Manager, helping with a smooth transition.
“It has been a fabulous run for me at Record Plant–over most of the past 35 years,” states Mann-Cherney. “I have made countless friends here–artists, musicians, producers, engineers, management and those in related industries. The Record Plant has been an iconic, world-class studio for over three decades and will continue to be the studio of choice for leading artists, engineers and producers. I will never forget my experience here, but the time is right, and I look forward to what my next chapters hold.”
Record Plant CEO Rick Stevens stated, “We thank Rose for her years of service to Record Plant. She has been a tremendous asset to our organization and the industry at large. We wish her the best of luck.”