Gary Johnson, CPP Named Director of Loss Prevention with Guitar Center

Gary Johnson has been named director of loss prevention with Guitar Center in Westlake Village, CA. Johnson has over 30 years of experience and has held senior leadership positions with such national retailers as The Vitamin Shoppe, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. He most recently served as president & senior advisor with the Security Advisory Group, LLC.

Johnson has also been active nationally where he served as the chairman of National Retail Federation’s LP Advisory Council and was also an engaged council member contributing to the Conference Planning, Awards & Recognition, and Executive Committees. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration. A member of ASIS, Johnson holds professional certification as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Alto-US.

About Guitar Center

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Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as we continue to help people make music from coast to coast. In addition, the Music & Arts division operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. With an unrivaled in-store experience and passionate commitment to making gear easy-to-buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. All we sell is the greatest feeling on earth.


Congratulations Gary!


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