May 26, 2023 I Appointments

Hoshino Names Holdgate VP of Sales

Paul Holdgate

Hoshino (U.S.A.) Inc. has added Paul Holdgate to the newly created role of vice president of sales. Hoshino is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd., manufacturer of Ibanez guitars and Tama drums, and headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.

Holdgate has worked as an independent regional sales contractor for the company for more than 25 years, overseeing eight western U.S. states, including California. During his tenure at Hoshino, Holdgate has earned the “Rep of the Year” award eight times.

As vice president of sales, Holdgate will supervise Hoshino’s entire national sales team, and report directly to Shogo Hayashi, president and CEO.

“Paul’s reputation as a titan in the industry precedes him; he knows all the key players, and they all know Paul and what he brings to the table,” Hayashi said. More importantly, “over the years, Paul has dedicated himself to the success of all Hoshino brands and has been a consistent, top performer for the company. Understanding our customers is one of the most important elements that drives our business, and Paul’s proven track record in this regard speaks for itself.”

“I’m looking forward to continue working closely with the excellent sales force at Hoshino, and meeting the challenges that come with this exciting new role,” Holdgate said. “It has been my privilege to represent the Hoshino family of brands these past 25 years.”

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