Berlin, CT, November 4, 2021 — The Music People (TMP), leading supplier of musical instrument accessories and pro-audio products, is excited to announce the promotion of longtime employee Tom Tedesco to president and CEO. Sharon Hennessey and John Hennessey, current co-presidents, will be appointed chairwoman and chairman. Jam Industries, a leading value-added pro-AVL distributor in the US and global accessories supplier, which recently rebranded as Exertis | Jam, acquired TMP in 2020 and has facilitated TMP’s continued growth and this opportunity.
Over the years, Tom has worked his way up in the company, and in his most recent position of vice president of Sales and Business Development, led the company’s continued growth in all the markets it serves domestically and globally.
“Tom has demonstrated excellent judgment and strong leadership with a focus on our relationships. The time is right for him as well as the business to take this logical next step, and we couldn’t be more proud of him and the whole team,” said Sharon Hennessey.
“I am so excited and humbled for the opportunity to lead the TMP team. I am extremely appreciative of the friendship and mentorship I received from John and Sharon over the last 11 years that prepared me for the next step in my career. Thank you to Marty and Stuart for their confidence in me to build on our momentum into the future,” said Tom Tedesco.
“Promoting Tom to president and CEO is a clear sign of the caliber of the talent that John and Sharon have assembled. Growth leads to opportunity, and we plan to see much more growth and opportunity for others at TMP in the near future,” said Stuart Frenkel, president and CEO of Exertis | Jam.
About The Music People
The Music People (TMP), an Exertis | Jam business, has been a music-industry company since 1979. TMP’s employees contribute their knowledge and abilities to two brand divisions: On-Stage, the designer, manufacturer, and supplier of over 700 musical-instrument stands and accessories, and TMP-Pro, a leading distributor of hundreds of established pro-audio, video, lighting, and accessories brands. Visit musicpeopleinc.com to learn more.
About Exertis | Jam
Founded in 1972, Exertis | Jam began operating in Montreal under the trade name Erikson Music as an importer/distributor of musical instruments and accessories, with fewer than 10 employees and sales under $1,000,000. With almost 50 years of experience, today Exertis | Jam is a unique distribution network made up of 18 divisions that serve markets including professional audio and lighting, consumer electronics, and musical instruments, with over 650 employees across several countries and sales exceeding $450,000,000. Jam’s success is largely driven by innovation, diversification, customer service, people, and an exemplary corporate culture. Visit jamindustries.com to learn more.