JAN. 7 I GUITAR CENTER I PERSONNEL
GC Names Interim CEO
Marty Hanaka has been named the interim CEO of Guitar Center. A veteran top executive, Hanaka has served as CEO of Golfsmith International and Sports Authority, as well as president and Chief Operating Officer of Staples.
According to a letter from GC's management team, Hanaka's role will be to serve as a board member and interim CEO, assisting the organization in executing the 2013 business plan. In the meantime, the company's executive leadership team will continue the search for a permanent CEO.