A.K. Kist has been promoted to National Sales Manager of the combo division at KHS America.
A lifelong drummer, Kist has more than 16 years’ experience in a wide range of business roles. He joined KHS in 2010 as a District Manager in the education division. Prior to KHS, he worked as the General Manager for Jim’s Music Centers (Tustin CA) and the Assistant Manager at KYR Music (Chino CA).
Kist holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, as well as a master of business administration degree (MBA) in marketing from the University of Redlands.
In his new post, Kist will be responsible for strategic and tactical sales initiatives, and he’ll participate in furthering KHS’ core principles, centered on music, integrity, ingenuity, respect and teamwork. His responsibilities will include developing strategic sales initiatives, conducting training/field assistance, and facilitating the success of dealers that represent KHS-owned and -distributed brands.