PreSonus has announced that industry veteran Ignazio Vagnone has joined the company as sales manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
“We’re very excited to have Ignazio on the PreSonus team,” states PreSonus VP of sales Rick Naqvi. “We are fortunate to find such an experienced guy who not only understands the MI and Pro Audio business but is an awesome musician and understands the needs of the customer.”
“Ignazio is unquestionably the right person to lead our sales effort, and we couldn’t be more delighted,” adds PreSonus Europe Ltd. managing director Michelle Lynch.
An active guitarist and bass player, Vagnone maintains a personal studio and designs and assembles guitars and basses. He has a degree in Classical Studies, as well as decades of experience in the music industry.
A native of Torino, Italy, Vagnone started as a sales representative for Casale Bauer, one of the largest MI/Pro Audio distributors in Italy. He went on to serve as a product manager or brand manager for Entel/Recoton, CTO SpA, TEAC Italiana SpA, Exhibo Spa, and Mogar Music (Monzino Group).
More recently, he managed global sales and marketing for the Audio Division of Carisch Srl (Monzino Group), eventually becoming Audio Division manager.
“It’s a great honor and an equally great challenge to join one of this market’s most forward looking companies, where excellence is the only standard,” says Vagnone. “PreSonus has set quite a few milestones, and it’s bound to set more.”