Gibson Guitar Corp. in Nashville has named Joe Boyle as senior VP/general counsel.

Gibson Guitar Corp. in Nashville has named Joe Boyle as senior VP/general counsel.

Boyle was most recently senior assistant general counsel, corporate division, for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he had served in various corporate counsel positions since 1999.

Prior to Boyle's tenure at Wal-Mart, he was senior corporate counsel at Novartis Consumer Health-Gerber Products Company in Fremont, Mich., representing the company since 1992.

Boyle was division general counsel for the Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Fla., from 1990 to 1992, supporting domestic and international operating companies within the communications sector. From 1988-1990, he served as senior contracts counsel for the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, Mich.