C.F. Martin & Co. has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Renner as its new president. She will work closely with Chris Martin IV, chairman and CEO, on strategic direction, as well as provide leadership and management of global operations for the company.
C.F. Martin & Co. announced today the appointment of Jacqueline Renner as its new President. Renner will work closely with Chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV on strategic direction for the 182 year old acoustic guitar and strings manufacturer. Additionally, Renner will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the global operations for the Pennsylvania-based company.
“Jacqueline is an outstanding business leader whose strategic thinking and brand- building experience will serve us well as we continue to grow our brand while maintaining unparalleled business and manufacturing standards expected by our customers worldwide.” said Chris Martin IV, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar. “We warmly welcome Jackie to the Martin Guitar family.”
“I am honored to join the Martin Guitar team, an organization whose distinguished history, traditions and culture are recognized throughout the music industry and by guitar enthusiasts worldwide.” said Jacqueline Renner. “I look forward to working alongside Chris in providing leadership to a dynamic group of executives, skilled luthiers and co-workers who all play an integral part in making Martin Guitar the globally successful company that it is today.”
A recognized business leader known for crafting strategic vision and growing strong global businesses through innovation, brand-building and customer focus, Renner comes to Martin Guitar with impressive business leadership credentials. She previously served as President of Franke Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Franke AG, a privately held Swiss company. At Franke, she was responsible for Franke’s consumer business in North and South America, for both the Franke and KWC brands used in the luxury home market.
Prior to Franke, Renner was the President of Ecowater Systems, LLC, a Marmon / Berkshire Hathaway Company and has also held leadership roles as President of Well Lamont Corporation and at Thermo Fisher Scientific as Vice President & General Manager of Fisher Science Education. Renner is a patented chemist who began her career over 30 years ago, working at Olin Corporation, Johnson Matthey PLC, and later at FMC Corporation.
A native of New York, N.Y., Renner earned a B.A. degree with a major in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from New York University. She serves as a board member for Cultural Vistas, a NYC based non-profit organization dedicated to providing international career exchange experiences to build greater international understanding around the world.
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About Martin Guitar & Strings
C.F. Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 182 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, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com.