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C.F. Martin & Co. Announces the Promotion of Gregory Paul to Chief Technology Officer

NAZARETH, PA – June 9, 2014 – C.F. Martin & Co. is pleased to announce that Gregory Paul has been named Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within the company,  assuming responsibility for quality assurance, corporate operations, community relations, information technology, research and development and legal regulatory and government affairs.

Formerly the Vice President of Business Development, Greg has played a key role within the business and financial sectors of Martin Guitar, creating a broader vision for the company while directing strategic research and development activities. He has also provided risk management council heading up the company's legal, regulatory, government affairs, intellectual property, and business continuity functions.

“Greg’s business knowledge and passion for music have been essential in keeping Martin Guitar at the forefront of the industry while simultaneously caring for its unique history,” said C.F.  Martin IV, CEO & Chairman.  “He’s an integral part of the Martin Guitar family and we’re excited his role is expanding as our new Chief Technology Officer.”

“Having been with the company for nearly 17 years I’ve been able to see C.F. Martin & Co. cultivate their distinct brand while placing continued importance on unsurpassed craftsmanship,” said Gregory Paul. “While maintaining its unique history, Martin Guitar has been able to build fresh relationships with key players in the world of entertainment and sports making it an exciting time to work with the brand.”

Gregory was an independent consultant for Martin before joining the company in August 1997.

About Martin Guitar & Strings

C.F Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years.  Martin continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings.  These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line, the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line, which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.  Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers.  They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Nashville, Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com.

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