JAN. 16 I GUITAR CENTER I PERSONNEL
Guitar Center Names Interim CEO
Marty Hanaka has been named the interim CEO of Guitar Center. A veteran top executive, Hanaka most recently served as CEO of Golfsmith International. From 1998 to 2003, Hanaka was the CEO of The Sports Authority, where he served as Chairman of the Board from 1999 until 2004. He was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Staples from 1994 to 1997 and served as a director from 1996 to 1997.
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.