Buffet Crampon Announces Territory Realignment and New Division Managers

Mike Lawson • News • October 19, 2016

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Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor of Buffet Crampon’s ten woodwind and brass brands, has announced a realignment of its sales territories and welcomes three new division managers.

Miriam Ward joins Buffet Crampon USA as Division Manager of the new Rocky Mountain territory, encompassing Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Miriam previously served as Store Manager of the Music & Arts location in Katy, Texas and has also held retail and management positions with Guitar Center. In addition to her sales and retail experience, Miriam has worked as a music instructor and repair technician and attended the Berklee College of Music. She will be based in the Denver, Colorado metro area.

The new South Central territory will be serviced by Scott Rife. Scott’s territory includes dealers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prior to joining Buffet Crampon USA, Scott served as an Inside Sales & Customer Relations Specialist for KHS America and Senior Sales Associate for Music & Arts. He also has an extensive performance background, earning a performance degree from Middle Tennessee State University (under the tutelage of Buffet Crampon Clarinet Artist Todd Waldecker) and serving as a Regional Performing Artist for Vandoren USA. He was also a student at the 2012 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy and later served as the Academy Student Assistant. Scott, his wife Amber and their dog Charlie reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jeffrey Smith assumes control of the Mexico territory and is based out of Xalapa, Veracruz. Jeffrey joins Buffet Crampon USA from an extensive performance background, acquiring degrees in trumpet and orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music. An avid educator, he has served as Professor of Trumpet at the University of Veracruz and at The Superior Institute of Music of the State of Veracruz. He has also performed as the Principal Trumpet of the Symphony Orchestra of Xalapa since 2008 and is producing his first solo recording.

The three new Division Managers assumed their new positions and territories October 1st and will be calling on dealers in their respective territories in the coming months. For any inquiries about Buffet Crampon USA’s new territories or Division Managers, please contact Al Maniscalco, Director of Sales and Marketing, at [email protected]

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