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C.F. Martin & Co. appoints Thomas Ripsam as CEO

Christian Fernsby |
Lehigh Valley, Pa., USA - C.F. Martin & Co., a guitar maker, announced that Thomas Ripsam has been appointed the company's new chief executive officer.

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Thomas Ripsam, was, over the course of his 25+ year career, first at Booz Allen & Hamilton, and most recently as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has worked with consumer goods companies, specialty retailers, technology solutions providers, Fortune 50 companies and family owned businesses.

An avid guitar player, Mr. Ripsam collects fretted instruments and even took a sabbatical in 2019 to work with a luthier to learn about the process of building acoustic guitars in the style of Martin.

Mr. Ripsam holds an MBA in Strategy & Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Business Administration and Management from Reutlingen University in Germany and Middlesex University in London.

Mr. Ripsam succeeds longtime Chairman and CEO, Christian Frederick Martin IV, who assumes the role of Executive Chairman.

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