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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 8, 2012

Seymour Duncan’s Evan Skopp Forms Inside Track

Will Exclusively Represent Duncan’s Global OEM Sales Effort


Goleta, California – After 20 years overseeing Seymour Duncan’s global OEM sales efforts, Evan Skopp is transitioning from an employee of the Santa Barbara-based pickup giant, to an independent sales rep. His new company, Inside Track, is a rep firm specializing in the global sales of OEM musical instrument products. Inside Track’s first client is Seymour Duncan. Inside Track will handle worldwide OEM sales for Duncan along with their acoustic guitar-centric affiliate, D-TAR.

At various times during Skopp’s tenure at Seymour Duncan, he headed the company’s Sales, Marketing, and Product Development efforts. He oversaw several brand extensions and, under his watch, OEM Sales increased nearly 20-fold.

Says Skopp, “My years at Seymour Duncan have been a great and rewarding experience, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing the company’s brands grow over the last 20 years, as well as the brands of many of our great OEM customers.” Cathy Carter Duncan, CEO and co-founder of Seymour Duncan adds, “As VP of Business Development, we’ve benefitted from Evan’s sales skills and OEM relationships for the last two decades. We’re comforted knowing he’ll remain at the helm of those relationships in the future through Inside Track.” When asked about Inside Track, Evan explains, “Eventually, we’ll have a full line of non-competing musical instruments OEM products: pickups, strings, hardware, cases, and more.” In addition to representing suppliers in OEM and private label deals, Inside Track will also work with guitar brands and factories to facilitate production placement.

Also joining Inside Track as Vice President and Controller is Doreen Daley Skopp. Previously, Doreen was an independent accountant with roster of clients, primarily non-profits in the music world. “This is an exciting time for us,” says Evan. “I’d like to acknowledge and thank Cathy and Seymour for giving me the chance to join their amazing company 20 years ago; and for supporting our bid to go independent with Inside Track. But most of all, I’d like to thank our loyal customers. Without them, none of this would be possible.”

Contact: Evan Skopp, Inside Track

P.O. Box 8557, Goleta, CA 93118 USA

(805) 341-4726 evan@insidetrack.me

www.insidetrack.me

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