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KMC Appoints Joe Vasko To Head LP

Latin Percussion Vice President and General Manager, Joe Vasko.

We learned today that KMC Music, Inc.®, the parent company of LP, has named industry veteran Joe Vasko as Vice President/General Manager of Latin Percussion®. In his new role, Vasko will oversee all aspects of Latin Percussion’s operations located in Garfield, NJ. He will report directly to Ed Miller, President of KMC.

An experienced music industry executive, Vasko has an extensive background in leading company operations and strategic direction involving the areas of sales, customer service, finance, artist relations, human resources, operations, inventory logistics, and research and development.

Vasko joins Latin Percussion directly from Mapex® USA, where he served as Vice President/General Manager. Joe’s efforts at Mapex resulted in significant improvement in revenue, fill rates and dealer base, creating one of the most profitable product lines in the industry. Prior to Mapex, Joe held positions at Vic Firth® and Warner Brothers® Publications. In addition, Joe is also a member of the NAMM Board of Directors and serves on Modern Drummer magazine’s advisory board.

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