Diamond Guitars (F/K/A DBZ/Diamond Guitars) Appoints
Glenn Derringer as Vice President and Chief Operating
December 9, 2014 – Houston, Texas –Diamond Guitars (f/k/a DBZ/Diamond Guitars), NAMM Booth 3290, Hall D, is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Derringer to Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Derringer, considered an industry icon with over 4 decades of unprecedented experience in the MI industry, has held influential positions as President/MI Division of US Music, President/COO of Hanser Music Group, Senior Vice President of Gibson Guitar Corporation, President of Samick Music Corporation, majority owner in Lowrey Keyboards, and part owner of Hammond Organ Company.
Derringer will be in charge of all aspects of Diamond Guitars business, including international distribution and logistics, as well as domestic sales and promotion of the brand. Derringer’s initial projects with Diamond Guitars involve restructuring of the company’s international distribution chain, further refinement to Diamond Guitars very successful domestic dealer program, financial and marketing restructure, and logistical coordination of product flow.
“I am very pleased to welcome Glenn Derringer to Diamond Guitars,” states Jeff Diamant, President and Founder of Diamond Guitars. "Glenn’s extensive industry experience is certain to strengthen the dedicated relationships we enjoy with our dealer network and national sales rep organization.” Mr. Diamant continues, “Glenn’s unique abilities and experience will quickly assist the company streamline its day-to-day business to better serve the needs of our customers. Also, with such a vast and diversified background, Glenn will establish a cohesive sales approach for the Diamond Guitars product line that our customers and end-users will clearly benefit by and his ability to cultivate and disseminate new, concise and powerful information about Diamond Guitars will help our sales reps and dealers dramatically improve their bottom lines.”
“I am very proud to join such an esteemed and revered up-and-coming company like Diamond Guitars,” Derringer states. He continues, “I have not seen this expertise and excitement in product design in the industry for many, many years. Jeff’s ability to manufacture a high quality, yet affordably priced, guitar, which has that all-encompassing WOW factor, is something I have yet to experience in my career.”
About Diamond Guitars and the Diamond Family of Companies:
Diamond Guitars, http://www.guitarsbydiamond.com, considered one of the fastest growing and most sought-after guitar brands in the industry, is one of three musical instrument and related products companies founded by Jeff Diamant, President/CEO. The Diamond Family of Companies also includes Diamond Amplification, Inc., http://www.diamondamps.com, also considered one of the premier amplifier manufacturers in the world. Based on proven military technology, Diamond Tactical, http://www.diamondtactical.net, manufactures the world's only MOLLE System guitar and pedal board gig bags and accessory pouches allowing musicians to customize their guitar, bass or pedal board case to fit their specific needs.
Shipping internationally, Diamond Guitars and Diamond Amplification are relied upon on stage and in the studio by Gold and Platinum-selling recording artists, including, but not limited to: Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch), Tim Mahoney (311), Sully Erna and Tony Rombola (Godsmack), Jason Krause (Kid Rock), and John Corabi to name just a few.