SPDI and cureUV are excited to introduce a new player on our Sales Team. He’s Evan Skopp and his California-based firm, Inside Track, is facilitating worldwide sales of our UV finish products to the guitar industry. If you’re already in the guitar world, you may know Evan either personally or by reputation. For the last 20 years Evan was Vice President of Seymour Duncan, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of electric guitar pickups. (A pickup is essentially the ‘microphone’ of an electric guitar). Evan is Past-President of the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association and a regular attendee of musical instrument trade shows around the globe. He’s also a guitarist who has toured the world with the Seymour Duncan Band and has written numerous articles for guitar magazines in the USA and UK.
During Evan’s tenure at Seymour Duncan, he oversaw several departments. But it was OEM Sales—Sales to guitar manufacturers who install Seymour Duncan pickups as original equipment on their guitars—where Evan really excelled. “As a guitar geek myself, I always loved interacting with the designers and builders. They’re my rock stars.” While heading up Seymour Duncan’s OEM Sales efforts, Evan and his team increased OEM sales more than 20-fold. His philosophy is simple. “It doesn’t matter if the customer is a one-man shop or one of the biggest guitar factories in the world, they all want quality products at the right price with great customer service that will ultimately help them sell more guitars.”
In 2012, Evan transitioned from an employee of Seymour Duncan to an independent sales rep. Inside Track continues to handle Seymour Duncan’s OEM sales and also reps other, compatible products to luthiers and guitar factories. As a result of Evan’s many years interacting with guitar builders and factories, we’re confident Inside Track is the perfect rep firm to handle sales of SPDI’s guitar products.
Total-Cure UV Guitar Finishing Cabinet
Joining Evan at Inside Track is Doreen Daley Skopp, who oversees sales order fulfillment. Doreen’s career has been a combination of numbers and music. A self-employed accountant, she has served as financial controller for a variety of corporate for-profit and music-based non-profit organizations.
Inside Track will focus on SPDI’s guitar products. Whether it’s the Power-Shot 1100 for repair shops and touch-ups, the Power-Shot 2400 for ‘boutique’ guitar builders, the Guitar Finishing Cabinet for serious guitar factories, or any of our UV curable finish products. SPDI has what guitar builders need to speed up the guitar finishing process, increase output, and be better stewards for our environment.
Evan and Doreen just returned from the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. It’s the largest gathering of musical instrument makers and rock stars and is where the big deals get made. To celebrate Inside Track’s association with SPDI, we’re extending the NAMM Special Discounts an extra 10 days to February 10, 2013. Act now and you can save up to $1,500 on SPDI UV curable guitar finish products.
From Left to Right: Evan and Doreen Skopp at NAMM 2013; Evan Skopp visits a Guitar factory in Japan; The Seymour Duncan Band performs
“Doreen and I are really excited to work with SPDI’s customers in the musical instruments community.” If you’re a guitar repairman, a luthier, or if you run Operations for a guitar factory and you want to learn more about how SPDI can help your business; or if you’re an existing SPDI customer and you want to take advantage of the NAMM Specials, please don’t hesitate to contact Inside Track by e-mail or phone: (805) 341-4726 (Pacific Time).