Montebello, CA • May 31, 2005 - TASCAM announces the appointment of Rick McClendon to TASCAM Division Manager. McClendon replaces Jim Mack, who held the position for the last two years. Mack has resigned his position to pursue other opportunities within the industry. In addition to this change, John Larabee has been promoted to a newly created position as Director of Product Development and Marketing.
"Over the last few years, TASCAM has carefully streamlined its management team and changed the face of its advertising and marketing programs, and expanded the breadth of our new products," states Rick McClendon. "We've outperformed the growth of the industry and I'm anxious to build upon the solid base Jim has provided to take the company forward."
"We are very pleased with the progress TASCAM has made under Jim Mack's direction," elaborates TEAC America President, Jimmy Yamaguchi. "We have strengthened the position of TASCAM as a premier brand in the marketplace. I am confident that Rick and John will prove to be a capable team for ensuring TASCAM's continued growth into the future. Our strength comes from innovative product design, solid sales and marketing strategies, and a multi-talented team comprised of some of the industry's best professionals. We're committed to continued creativity, innovation and success."
A 27-year industry veteran, McClendon rises to his newly appointed title from the position of National Sales Manager for TASCAM, which he has held since 2003.
Larabee has enjoyed a 15-year affiliation with TASCAM and in the last 2 years, has served as National Accounts Manager for the company.
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Latin America . For additional information, contact: