January 09, 2023 I Appointments

Korg USA’s Loren Molinare Retires

Loren Molinare

Korg USA has announced the retirement of Loren Molinare, an industry veteran whose career has spanned several decades. Molinare has been a part of the Korg USA family as Blackstar product manager and artist relations since 2011, when the company acquired distribution of the Blackstar Amplification brand in the U.S. Prior to that, he served as the U.S. business development manager for the standalone Blackstar U.S. organization and also held positions with Aviom, ESP Guitars and Line 6.

“Loren is the most positive, fun and high-energy employee and friend I have had the pleasure to work with,” said Brian Piccolo, Korg USA director of brand management. “His positive outlook and passion towards products, artists and our overall business was inspiring to be around. His presence will be missed. I am excited for Loren and his family as they enter this next chapter of their lives.”

“For over a decade I have been lucky to work with Loren and witness his commitment to representing our brands with integrity and enthusiasm,” said Joe Castronovo, president and CEO of Korg USA. “We are extremely grateful for everything he has done and thank him for making a lasting impact with his colleagues and artists.”

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Loren for well over a decade,” said Joel Richardson, Blackstar director of marketing. “Loren planted those first Blackstar flags in the U.S. and was huge part of breaking into the U.S. market. Loved and respected by all, an incredible musician, wordsmith, colleague and, above all, friend. Loren’s legacy in the Blackstar story will remain forever.”

Aside from his work in the MI industry, Molinare is a performer and producer in the punk and hard rock scenes. He’s currently a member of Los Angeles-based rock band Little Caesar.


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