CORONA, Calif. (October 31, 2013) — Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated Jackson, Charvel and EVH guitars’ manufacturing facility with some of the brands’ best friends and endorsees. From left to right: Jim Broenen (FMIC, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Supply Chain and Information Technology), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Jason Padgitt (FMIC, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Warren DeMartini (Ratt), Larry Thomas (FMIC, Chief Executive Officer), Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and Jeff Cary (FMIC, Senior Vice President, Marketing - Specialty Brands).
About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Takamine®, Guild®, EVH®, Ovation®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. KMC Music, a division of FMIC, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments, accessories and stage lighting equipment, whose brands include Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware, Latin Percussion®, Toca® Percussion, Sabian® cymbals and MBT™ Lighting, among others. For more information, visit www.kmcmusic.com.