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C.F. Martin & Co. Announces the Promotion of Nick Colesanti to Vice President of Corporate Operations

United States
NAZARETH, PA – June 5, 2012 – C.F. Martin & Co. is pleased to announce today that Nick Colesanti has been named Vice President of Corporate Operations. In his new position, Colesanti will execute a broader leadership role, supporting dynamic growth aimed at growing the brand and implementing effective and efficient operating strategies.

Nick will have direct responsibility for Martin’s Global Supply Chain (Sales and Operations Planning, Master Production Scheduling, Key Commodity Sourcing, Logistics), Facilities Management, Engineering Project Management, Process Improvement, Tooling & Machinery, CAD/CAM, and Quality Control and Assurance.

“Nick has been a key participant in what has been a major milestone sales year for Martin in 2011,” said Keith Lombardi, President and COO. “His enthusiasm and vision, coupled with natural leadership and business acumen, has made the decision to elevate his role within the organization an easy one."

“It has been exciting to experience firsthand the dynamic environment at Martin,“ said Colesanti. “I really enjoy seeing the company grow while maintaining its intimate feel; which is one of the most enjoyable parts of being a member of the team.”

Nick Colesanti obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and worked for Andersen Consulting/Accenture prior to becoming a founding member of a regional consulting firm. Subsequently, Nick worked as an operations professional in the pharmaceutical industry and consulted for Martin from 1995-1996. After earning his MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of Business, he joined Martin as Director of Supply Chain Management.

About Martin Guitar & Martin Strings

C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size.

One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line - the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line - which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

Martin guitars and Martin Strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies; on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.
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