KEN GULLIC NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING, FONTANA DISTRIBUTION
Universal City, California, November 9, 2006 — Ken Gullic has been named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), it was announced today by Steve Pritchitt, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Fontana.
Based in Universal City, Mr. Gullic will report directly to Mr. Pritchitt. In his new position, he will continue to oversee all aspects of sales for the company as well as their marketing initiatives.
“Ken has truly played an instrumental role in the early success of Fontana,” commented Mr. Pritchitt. “Our award-winning sales force is a testament to Ken’s hard work and dedication, and we are extremely fortunate to further benefit from his ongoing contributions.”
Before joining Fontana, Mr. Gullic worked for a variety of independent labels as well as distribution companies. He worked several years as a Sales Rep for RED Distribution, where he finished his tenure as National Director of Product Development in 1996. He then served as Vice President of Sales for Relativity Records until 1999. Mr Gullic then served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Loud thru 2002, before moving to WEA as Director of Sales in 2003. Most recently, Ken was Vice President of Sales for Fontana.
Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of UMGD, provides unparalleled sales and marketing support, as well as back office services, for a diverse roster of labels and their artists. Fontana distributes more than 60 labels including Vagrant Records, VP Records, American Gramophone, Quango, Global Underground, Mad Science Recordings, Angeles Records, Nitro, SMC, Upstairs Records, Warcon and many others. In addition, Fontana distributes select projects from UMG labels worldwide.
About Universal Music Group Distribution
Universal Music Group Distribution has been the industry market share leader for the past seven years and consists of three major divisions: Universal Music Distribution (UMD), Fontana and Vivendi Visual Entertainment (VVE). UMD handles the distribution and sales for such labels as Universal Motown Records Group, Island Def Jam Music Group, Roadrunner, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, MCA Nashville, Universal South, Lost Highway, Mercury Nashville, Verve Music Group, Universal Music Classics Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Music Enterprises, Hip-O, UTV, Univision Music Group, Disa, Machete Music, ABKCO, Hollywood, Lideres Entertainment, Lyric Street, RMM, Thump, Ark 21, Rounder, Fonovisa, Varese Sarabande, Walt Disney, VI Music and Viva Discos. Fontana is the company’s independent sales, marketing and distribution arm, and VVE is its home DVD and entertainment division.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Universal Music Mobile.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.