Gibson announces appointments for Gibson Garage London

Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic and leading instrument brand, today announced appointments of Etaoin Fagan (General Manager), Andy Wratten (Assistant Manager-Operations), and Sam Gammon (Assistant Manager-Sales) to the team at the Gibson Garage London, reporting to Cesar Gueikian, President, and CEO of Gibson Brands.

Opening in late February 2024, and located in Historic London just off Oxford Street, the Gibson Garage London will feature 4,500 square feet of retail space. Inside the Gibson Garage, visitors can plug-in and play more than 300 electric and acoustic guitars from Gibson Custom Shop to Epiphone and Kramer, as well as Maestro pedals, and more.

Expect an announcement this week regarding the official opening of the new Gibson Garage London and follow the Gibson Garage London on Instagram at: @GibsonGuitarUK.

“The Gibson Garage London is fast becoming a reality and with Etaoin, Sam and Andy at the helm it safe to say that it couldn’t be in better hands,” says Lee Bartram, Head of Commercial, Marketing and Cultural Influence EMEA at Gibson Brands. “We look forward to this journey and we have a great team bringing the Gibson Garage London to life.”

Etaoin Fagan is an experienced retailer that arrives at the Gibson Garage London with over 20 years in senior store management and retail operations ranging from long term positions at Harrods and Selfridges, through to Liberty and Zara. Etaoin has managed multimillion businesses and multi-site locations, and large development projects across retail stores.

With her deep knowledge and passion for offering a world class luxury retailing experience, and her key skills of people development and operational management, Etaoin is a vital leader of the Gibson Garage London.

“I have had the pleasure of working in the retail world for my whole career both with premium and luxury brands across the UK, and Ireland across retail experience stores, fashion, and homeware,” says Etaoin Fagan, General Manager, Gibson Garage London.

Andy Wratten joins Gibson after 20 years in the luxury watch retail industry with Watches of Switzerland in various boutique management roles. As a music lover, guitar player, and proud Londoner, the opportunity to join the team at Gibson at the start the new Gibson Garage London was the perfect time for Andy to jump into the music industry, and more importantly with Gibson, a brand that aligns with his personal passions.

“I cannot wait to get started and to be able to be a big part in the success of the Gibson Garage London in what will certainly be the best Guitar buying experience you will find across the pond!” – Andy Wratten, Assistant Operations Manager, Gibson Garage London

Sam Gammon arrives at the Gibson Garage London with over a decade’s worth of experience in the guitar industry as Business Development Manager at Yamaha, and on the retail side as Assistant Manager at the guitarguitar store located in Epsom, UK.

“I’m thrilled to start my journey with Gibson and excited to contribute to the success of the Gibson Garage London, while being a part of the greatest guitar company and team in the world.” – Sam Gammon, Assistant Manager-Sales, Gibson Garage London

By Mark Adair – Correspondent, Bdaily

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