Sony BMG Sales Enterprise Names Staff

Morelli, Clyne are exec VP/GMs.

Sony BMG Sales Enterprise, the New York-based company being formed from Sony Music Distribution and BMG Distribution, has made several appointments.

Bob Morelli and George Clyne have been named as executive VP/GMs. They report to co-presidents Jordan Katz and Bill Frohlich.

Clyne and Morelli were both previously part of BMG Distribution. Clyne was senior VP of finance and operations; Morelli was senior VP of marketing.

In his new post, Clyne will review day-to-day operations for the entire Sales Enterprise group -- which, in addition to the combined distribution sales force of Sony BMG, includes RED, Sony Wonder, Custom Marketing Group and Sony Music Studios. Morelli’s position is within Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales, where he will oversee sales and marketing.

Reporting to Morelli are senior VP of national sales and marketing Jim Lucas, who was previously VP for the eastern region of Sony Music Distribution; senior VP of field sales and marketing Rick Wilcoxen, who was senior VP of sales at BMG Distribution; and senior VP of label relations and catalog sales Dave Curtis, who was senior VP of sales and marketing at Sony Music Distribution.

Morelli also oversees senior VP of business operations and customer-relations management John Spielberger, who most recently served as senior VP of finance and administration for Sony Music Distribution, and senior VP of sales and marketing research Tom Glaser, who was VP of marketing administration at Sony Music Distribution.