Michael J. McGinn has joined Shure Incorporated as the company's executive vice president of global marketing and sales. With over 25 years of international experience in both consumer and business-to-business marketing and sales at ECOLAB and Eastman Kodak, McGinn has held executive-level positions in Australia, Canada, England, Puerto Rico, and the continental United States.

As part of his new responsibilities at Shure, McGinn will lend direction to product marketing, marketing communications, artist relations, market development, and sales around the world. He will additionally oversee customer service, credit, product distribution, and service operations, all on a global level as well.

McGinn's goals in coming months include continuing to build sustainable and profitable growth for Shure and giving unified structure to sales and marketing efforts around the world. "This position is exactly what I was looking for," he proclaims. "On a business level, Shure is and has always been impressive, but it's the human element at the company which I feel holds the most potential. I'm impressed by the people I work with--they are really the key to the future."

Prior to joining Shure, McGinn was a member of the senior management team at St. Paul-based ECOLAB, where he was vice president of Asia/Pacific Operations. Before his tenure with ECOLAB, he spent over 21 years with the Eastman Kodak Company, where he held a number of senior general management, marketing, and sales management positions. Originally hailing from Oswego, NY, McGinn has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Bonaventure University, and an MBA from Syracuse University, both of which are in New York State.