Yamaha Promotes Macpherson to General Manager Pro Audio & Combo Division

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“Alan is a rare employee who not only possesses strong financial and communication skills, but also creates a motivated team that is consistently focused on the goal." - Hitoshi Fukutome, president, Yamaha Corporation of America

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) president Hitoshi Fukutome announced the appointment of Alan Macpherson to the position of general manager of the company’s Pro Audio & Combo (PAC) Division.

Macpherson, who had most recently served as director of Steinberg North America in the Customer Sales and Marketing Group at YCA, will now oversee all operations for the PAC Division, including daily administration, marketing and sales, reporting directly to Rick Young, senior vice president of YCA.

“One of our key objectives at Yamaha is to identify management leaders who can plan for success and obtain great results,” said Fukutome. “Alan is a rare employee who not only possesses strong financial and communication skills, but also creates a motivated team that is consistently focused on the goal. We wish Alan continued success in the PAC division, and will provide him with our total support.”

Macpherson began his career at Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. in 1987. In 1999, he was promoted to national sales and marketing manager of the Pro Music and Audio Division and, in 2001, he was named marketing manager, Combo and Music Production Division. His responsibilities were further broadened in 2006, when he was named manager of the Corporate Planning and Communications department at Yamaha Canada. He became director of Steinberg North America at YCA in 2008.

Macpherson, a professional singer and guitarist, owns a personal recording studio and is a hands-on user of Steinberg music production software.

Macpherson lives in Long Beach, California with his wife, Leah and daughters, Olivia and Sophie.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622, telephone (714) 522-9011, e-mail info(at)yamaha(dot)com or visit http://www.yamaha.com on the Web.

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.

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