Ucik International - Mi & Pro-Audio Distribution Consulting
Martin Ucik (pictured with Stevie Wonder at NAB Show Las Vegas)
Bi-Cultural Dual US/German Citizen
Los Angeles, and Santa Rosa, CA, Germany, USA, Europe
35 Years Experience in the Musical Instrument and Pro Audio Industry in Germany, USA, and World-Wide
1972 – 1980, EVS, Electrical Engineering and Semi-Pro Musician
1980-82: Sales and technician, Musikhaus Schweizer Stuttgart and ISO (Gibson Guitar Distributor)
1982 – 1992: General Manager/Partner Musikmarkt Öhringen Mi and Pro Audio Retail
1986 – 2001: President Magic Music & HOHNER MIDIA, International Musicsoft & Hardware Distribution and Publishing, Germany, UK and USA
2002 – 2015: General Manager plus24.net, North American Sanken Microphone, Brainstorm, DAD etc. Distributor
2010 – Present: Published Author, International Workshop Leader
2015 - Present: President and CEO, Sommer cable America, Inc.
2015 - Present: Strategic Business Consultant www.plus24.net
Managing/Staffing International Tradeshows (Musikmesse, NAMM, AES, NAB, InfoComm, IBC, etc.)
Setting up, growing, restructuring, overseeing, or temporarily managing subsidiaries in the US or Europe
Setting up distribution or dealer networks in the US, Europe, or World-Wide
Sales, product, and employee trainings
Product sourcing and contract negotiations
After growing three successful Multimillion businesses in Germany and the US, making thousands of valuable industry contacts, raising three wonderful daughters, and writing a relationship book that is now translated into three languages and read in over 30 countries, I am ending my full-time employment as General Manager with plus24 to consult in the international Musical-Instrument (Mi) and Pro-Audio Industry, and to write a new book.
My permanent home is in Santa Rosa, CA, one hour North of San Franscisco. I currently stay and work in Sherman Oaks and West Hollywood, CA, and travel frequently in the US, to Europe and other continents. With a US and German Passport, a packed suitcase, and flexibility around my own work, I can work on your projects anywhere in the US or the EU.
Please contact me to discuss your needs and to find out if I can be of value to your company and the realization of your objectives.
I work for an hourly fee plus expenses and bonus, or project/result based. Thank you for your interest.
Sincerely, Martin Ucik
Jim Pace, President, plus24 and Audio Intervisual Design, West Hollywood, CA, my boss 2001-2015
Steve Salani, President, Forte Music and orchestra.net, Los Angeles, friend and business partner since 1984
Rob Arbittier, Producer at Noise Neighbors, Sherman Oaks and Programmer for Stevie Wonder. Friend since 1996
1991 Microsoft MPC Launch - Wiesbaden/New York with Bill Gates
Public Speaking Event Silkeborg, Denmark 2014