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Gibson begins search to find new CEO to replace Henry Juszkiewicz

Job ad appears online to find new head honcho for trouble guitar giant

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In the wake of its post-Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, Gibson appears to have begun its search to replace CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.

A job ad for Gibson CEO surfaced on executive talent portal ExecThread.com at the beginning of August, and lists the following requirements:

  • Prior experience in a major consumer products company required
  • Prior experience in a recognized brand, including digital, social engagement & e-commerce required
  • Experience in acquiring & integrating complementary businesses preferred
  • Private equity experience including a successful “exit” preferred
  • Music industry experience preferred
  • Prior P&L experience with global premium brands preferred

While we can’t pretend to have applied for too many CEO positions in our time, on the surface this looks promising - although “experience in acquiring & integrating complementary businesses” could raise a few eyebrows.

Presumably, the ad isn’t referring to picking up consumer electronics brands - after all, purchasing the likes of Philips, TASCAM and Onkyo is part of the reason Gibson is in this situation - but potentially smaller musical instrument brands that would complement the Gibson range. We’re certainly intrigued to see what happens there.

Although the actual recruitment will take a while, the company's metamorphosis is certainly continuing apace - faster than expected, given recent comments by Juszkiewicz.

“I will be here for a while, as CEO,” the current CEO told Guitarist. “And then I will be here for a while, for a couple of years, as an active advisor and mentor.”

Whoever lands the job, it appears major change is afoot at Gibson - but one thing’s for sure, that new CEO ain’t gonna be Joe Bonamassa...


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