Label veteran to oversee multiple departments.

Mitch Imber has been named senior VP of sales and marketing for Island Def Jam Music Group. In his new position, Imber will oversee IDJ's sales, marketing, production, strategic marketing and administrative functions of the creative services department.

He is based in New York and will report directly to Steve Bartels, president of Island Records and COO of Island Def Jam Music Group.

Imber most recently held the position of senior VP of sales at Island Def Jam where he has been for five years. Prior to that he served as VP of sales at IDJ. He began his career in 1991 as the sales manager for PolyGram Distribution in New York and in 1997 was appointed to VP of sales at Universal Special Markets/Polymedia.