C.F. Martin & Co., Inc. has announced the retirement of long-time employee John A. "Jack" Messer, the company’s vice president of finance and administration effective September 30, 2010. Additionally, Nathan S. Eckhart joined Martin Guitar in July 2010 as its new chief financial officer (CFO). The announcement was made today by company Chairman and CEO Christian Frederick Martin, IV.
Eckhart joins Martin with 25 years of experience the business and finance, with 17 of those years in the music industry. Before joining Martin, Mr. Eckhart worked at Allen Organ Company from July 1993 to June 2010 as CFO and VP Finance. He began his career employed at a public accounting firm, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his BA in Accounting from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.