Keisuke Kobayashi


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Director, Chief Marketing Officer
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Keisuke Kobayashi is the Director and Chief Marketing Officer for Audio-Technica in Japan.  His long and very interesting career in the music products industry started when he began working for Yamaha in the 1970s.  The company asked if Keisuke-san would travel to the United States as a management trainee. After completing one year program, he stayed in the US for eight years working on many Pro Audio related projects before returning to Japan, where he continued to work for Yamaha until his retirement in 2011.  At the time he wanted to continue to work in the pro-audio field and has been with Audio-Technia since that time.  The passion he has had for music, which started when he was a child playing guitar to records, continues to this day as he seeks to provide meaningful products for musicians of all ages.