The Calzone Case is conducting a search for a general manager for its Anvil Case division in Covina, CA. Anvil is the originator of the ATA style flight case established in 1952. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of direct interaction and management within a manufacturing environment. A big picture view with the desire to drill down to the final decimal point to determine the root of an issue and pursue the best resolution is a necessary trait this person must embrace. Responsibilities will include workflow management, staffing, supervision of supply chain, establishment of inventory min/max levels in addition to oversight of financial information and budgets. Management of the office staff, sales team and engineering group will also fall under the umbrella of the GM. The skill set and sales chops to interact directly with clients as necessary is required.
This position reports directly to the company president with dynamic interaction with the CFO to assure company financial goals are met.
Human resources at all levels will be overseen and managed as necessary in association with the company HR department to assure all employees receive the necessary guidance and support to achieve the highest skill level within their capability to benefit both themselves and the company while abiding by company guidelines. It would be beneficial but not required for the candidate to have industry experience in the use and deployment of company products in the concert, lighting, staging, audio and music markets. However, the nature of the company’s products affords unlimited access to any and all markets in need of standard and custom cases. Therefore, every day brings with it new and exciting adventures and opportunities.
A complete job description as well as compensation package will be available to qualified candidates after a successful screening process has been completed.
Interviews will be conducted before, during and after the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Interested parties should forward their resume’s to Sonia@anvilcase.com.
Additional Application Instructions
Feel free to send resume' and compensation requirements to Sonia who is Anvil's office manager.
About Anvil Cases Inc
In 1952, the “Acme Pak” Company was formed to fill a need to package precision instruments. After World War II, it was determined that over 40 percent of war materials shipped overseas were damaged or rendered useless due to improper packaging. Originally formed as a division of Acme Pak, the first Anvil cases were designed for traveling musicians, who in the mid 1950’s turned to electric instruments and sound systems, which were far more prone to damage in transit than their acoustic predecessors.
Anvil quickly became, and still is today, the number one name in protection for musicians on the go.
Founded by the Vallas Family, Anvil quickly became synonymous with traveling musicians due to its proximity to the Los Angeles area and its timing with the birth of Rock & Roll. Having experienced tremendous growth, the family decided the timing was right to sell the company and venture into new areas for themselves. In 1976, CPA Wayne Thompson, whose background provided him with the knowledge to continue to grow the company, purchased Anvil and expanded into markets such as video, aerospace, film, military and commercial applications. Thompson solidly positioned Anvil as ...the industry leader.
In 1988, Anvil was sold to ZERO Corporation, a public company specializing in packaging of all types for the electronics industry. It was at first an ideal fit, but Anvil became less than a true fit in the mid 1990’s when the business began to involve much more custom manufacturing and fewer standard cases. In May 1996, the Calzone Case Company purchased Anvil Cases. Led by founder and president, Joe Calzone, the Anvil Case Division began its resurgence as the originator of the ATA style case and market leader with a brand name known worldwide.
Combined with the three Calzone manufacturing facilities throughout the USA, the Calzone/Anvil team represents the largest fabricated case manufacturer in the world. Anvil products are sold throughout North America and around the globe. The organization’s design and sales staff is the largest and most experienced in the industry. Anvil’s dedication to Customer Service and Satisfaction and its nationwide network of Sales Representatives allow Anvil to custom design cases to meet virtually any requirement or deadline. From heavy-duty transit to lightweight carrying cases, Anvil manufactures a comprehensive line of cases to meet the demands of every market it serves.