Korg USA Hires Luciano Minetti & Kenny Echizen as Product Specialists

Korg USA Inc. has announced the hiring of two product specialists, Luciano Minetti and Kenny Echizen. By leveraging their individual expertise and working with Korg USA’s product team, the company says their mission will be expand the its commitment to increasing product training, dealer partnerships, and outgoing content generation.

Luciano Minetti joins Korg USA as a product specialist in the home and digital piano, arranger, and workstation categories. He arrives from Apple Inc. in Nanuet, NY, where he served as the lead for business development. He is also the founder of Minetti Custom Keyboards. Minetti has extensive performance experience, with roots in Cuban and traditional jazz, having performed with renowned artists at famous venues. He was most recently featured as a guest performer at the Cuban International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba. Minetti graduated from Rutgers University in 2018 with a bachelor of music in jazz performance.

Echizen officially joins Korg USA as product specialist in guitar brands after working with the company over the past few months and appearing in several VOX and Blackstar videos. Previous to that, Echizen was a product specialist for Taylor Guitars and Xotic Guitars and Effects. He is a professional musician with more than 13 years of international touring and recording experiences, including film, TV, and commercials credits. Echizen graduated from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles in 2006 with an associate of arts in guitar performance.

In Canada, Korg USA distributes Blackstar amplifiers, Cole Clark acoustic guitars, Darkglass Electronics bass pedals and amplifiers, and Spector bass guitars. Korg-branded products are distributed by Korg Canada, which is a division of JAM Industries.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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