Gibson PR chief returns to company he co-founded

James will resume role as president of PR division
Jul 19, 2012 12:25 PM

Flood of federal lawsuits hits District Court

May 2010 disaster prompts teaming of more big-name locals seeking more than $27M
May 1, 2012 2:35 PM

Juszkiewicz: Gibson ran out of Indian wood in December

After a few months of maintaining a relative quiet on the Lacey Act front, Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz visited with Fox News this week to provide an outrage-filled update on his company, which still has not been formally charged with any crimes. Among his main points: Gibson in December ran out of the Indian wood it had left following last year's federal raid and it could have serious repercussions.

Since then, they have had to switch to less desirable alternative sources, or alternative products — including composite materials, which many purists reject. Juszkiewicz fears his company may lose market share as a result.

That's a different tone from Juszkiewicz's assessment in November, when he told Blake Farmer sales were holding up just fine. Also different is the fact that Juszkiewicz, who last fall was strident in his crusade against the government and its enforcement of the Lacey Act, offered the feds a deal — as long as he got back his wood.

Apr 13, 2012 7:24 AM

Gibson hires No. 2 to Juszkiewicz

Consumer electronics industry veteran named to new EVP post
Mar 9, 2012 7:07 AM

Gibson creates artist residency program

A unit of Gibson Guitar has kicked off a program that will support the arts in Nashville by establishing residencies for both established and up-and-coming artists. The first artist chosen is James Willis, who will remain the program's chair after he wraps up his time.

“This program is dear to our heart and it wonderfully combines our love of music and art,” says Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. “We believe that having artists here will promote a great symbiotic relationship—and that they will inspire us and, hopefully, we will have the same impact on them.”

Mar 5, 2012 9:34 AM

Sen. Paul focuses on Lacey Act changes

The campaign by Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz against the Lacey Act is getting some legislative support from a group of U.S. senators. Kentucky's Rand Paul last week introduced a bill that removes criminal penalties from Lacey Act enforcement and would stop the government from prosecuting companies based on alleged violations of foreign laws.

Paul's press release announcing introduction of the FOCUS Act opines that numerous amendments to the the century-old Lacey Act, including most recently in 2008, "have produced what today is an extremely broad and vague law that contains harsh criminal penalties. Notably, the original Lacey Act, named after Iowa Congressman John Lacey, contained a penalty 'not exceeding two hundred dollars.' There was no provision imposing jail or prison time.

Feb 6, 2012 6:57 AM

Epiphone announces move to Ameriplex

Gibson subsidiary to take 90,000 square feet for North American HQ
Jan 30, 2012 12:03 PM

Gibson buys into another consumer electronics firm

Onkyo to take small stake in guitar maker; CEO Juszkiewicz to join Japanese company’s board
Jan 4, 2012 2:26 PM

Gibson wood hearing postponed

Gibson Guitar and federal prosecutors on Monday asked to move to the end of January a court hearing over claims that the company used illegally imported wood in its instruments.

Dec 13, 2011 7:13 AM

Gibson creates pro audio division in wake of acquisition

Guitar maker buys 'market-leading' audio products designers
Dec 5, 2011 10:57 AM