Aug 09, 2012 | News & Events
TWO OLD HIPPIES/BREEDLOVE/BEDELL NAMES DAVE PELLETIER GENERAL MANAGER OF BEND, OREGON FACILITIES
Bend, Or – Two Old Hippies, manufacturers of Breedlove and Bedell Guitars, is pleased to announce the addition of Dave Pelletier as General Manager of their facilities in Bend, Oregon.
Mr. Pelletier will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the facilities. He will rely on his considerable MI experience to lead the team and focus on projected future growth of the Two Old Hippies brands.
"Tom Bedell’s approach to the guitar business is unique and it’s something I want to be a part of,” states Mr. Pelletier. “He’s begun a great work in serving not just guitar players but also his team of Co-Hippies and the MI industry. It’s an honor to join him in this effort and, as a guitar guy, I’m thrilled to contribute my experience and passion to excite, inspire and cultivate guitar players and guitar-players-to-be."
Owner Tom Bedell emphasizes, "Dave is a solid, principled and caring leader who has earned a reputation in the MI industry for his positive and effective leadership, and I am delighted I will get to work side-by-side with him. Together, with all of the Co-Hippies we will build a significant company that will service the MI industry and create quality lives for all of our Co-Hippies and their families.”
Before joining Two Old Hippies, Mr. Pelletier was President of North America Sales for Gibson Guitar Corp, where he oversaw sales of all Gibson brands, including Gibson, Epiphone, and recently acquired Stanton pro audio brands. Prior to that, he worked at Musician’s Friend for 14 years in positions as diverse as retail management, supply management, product management, and most recently, Director of Merchandising.
The addition of Dave Pelletier will compliment another major event that is currently in process with the Central Oregon guitar manufacturer. Two Old Hippies is relocating their US factory to a new facility in Bend, Oregon. The increased space and improved work flow of the new facility will be essential in continuing to maximize production of US made guitars.
Breedlove has been building acoustic guitars since 1990. Carefully melding time-tested traditional methods with modern engineering and ingenuity, Breedlove builds some of the most exquisite acoustic instruments in the world.
Bedell Guitars are the culmination of Tom Bedell’s lifelong passion for music. Originally offered in 1964, Tom has returned to his first love of musical instruments to produce the current offering of Bedell Guitars.