The legendary brand isn’t going anywhere!
Nearly six months after filing for bankruptcy, Gibson Brands Inc., is ready to come out of the proceedings. They have a new majority ownership and leadership team that will officially take over on Nov. 1.
According to a press release on their website, KKR, a global investment company, will become the majority owner of Gibson, and they’ll install James “JC” Curleigh as president and chief executive officer, with Cesar Gueikian (chief merchant officer), Kim Mattoon (chief financial officer), Christian Schmitz (chief production officer) and Nat Zilkha (chairman of the Board of Directors) also comprising the senior leadership team.
“As a musician, I have always treasured my Gibson guitars and I have the utmost respect for the iconic Gibson brand and those who choose to play Gibson guitars,” Curleigh said. “Gibson has been a pioneer of craftsmanship and innovation in musical instruments and has been synonymous with shaping the sounds of generations and genres for more than 100 years. I am very honored to play a leading role with this iconic brand.”