The Zildjian Company has announced that Mark Sapienza will join its management team as Executive Vice President, overseeing the company’s sales, marketing and product management functions worldwide. Sapienza brings a strong background in all three areas, most recently serving in multiple positions of successive responsibility with ACCO Brands Corp., one of the largest suppliers of branded office products, based in Lincolnshire IL. An amateur musician (saxophone and guitar), Sapienza is excited by the opportunity to apply his business experience to his new role in the music industry. He will be based at the company’s Norwell MA headquarters and report directly to Zildjian CEO Craigie Zildjian.
“We are very fortunate to have someone with Mark’s extensive experience in sales, marketing and product management join our executive team. Mark will play a key role in positioning Zildjian for future growth,” said Craigie Zildjian.
“I am truly honored to join one of the premier companies in the music business,” said Sapienza. “The Zildjian brand holds a special place in my heart, having spent much of my life around music. My role as a steward of this legacy takes my career full circle to an early pursuit as a performer and audio engineer. My path veered down a more traditional business route, building my skills in sales, product marketing and brand development, which has prepared me for this exciting and humbling responsibility. The Zildjian legacy endures through a genuine commitment to always ‘follow the music.’ This same force has brought me here and will guide me in maintaining this continued legacy of a family passionate about their products, customers, performers and employees.”