KHS America is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Goldenson as VP of Business Development.  Jerry is an industry veteran with over thirty years of experience in a wide range of business roles and responsibilities inside and outside the musical instrument industry.  He was an accomplished French horn player, a seasoned working drummer & percussionist since the age of twelve and holds a BA in business and an MBA in Business Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Goldenson’s industry background includes 10 years in music retail, Director of Sales and Marketing for SONOR U.S.A. and Regional Sales Manager for Mapex Drums.  His experience outside the Music Industry includes positions as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for SMASH Direct, an international consumer electronics promotions and marketing firm, VP of Operations for an international jewelry manufacturer and leadership of a cutting edge web initiative for a big box retailer during the height of the dot com boom.  Most recently Jerry served as VP of Sales for Pearl Corporation, leading Pearl’s sales efforts in school percussion, flutes and combo drums.

Jerry sits on several charitable and economic boards in and around Nashville and has had extensive involvement with Little Kids Rock, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children across the country through music participation.

Mr. Goldenson commented that “It is an honor and a privilege to rejoin the KHS family. I’m excited to be part of a team that continues to do things for all the right reasons in support of our dealers, consumers and the industry.  I’m looking forward to supporting and helping to strengthen the company’s growth and success as we look for ways to innovate and move our industry forward.”

“KHS America has more than tripled in size over the past few years and adding Jerry Goldenson to our organization led by VP of Sales Andy Strayer and VP of Marketing Mike Robinson forms one of the strongest teams seen in our industry.” says Tabor Stamper, President of KHS America.  “Jerry shares our commitment to serving all aspects of the music community and his familiarity with musicians, our product offering, our retail partners and our corporate partners throughout the world serves as an added bonus.”