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C.F. Martin & Co.® Welcomes New Vice President of Human Resources

C.F. Martin & Co. announced today that Rachel K. McDevitt has joined the company as their new Vice President of Human Resources. McDevitt will succeed Jane Dailey, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

McDevitt is a creative, senior-level HR professional with extensive experience driving strategic HR initiatives to improve operations, attract and retain talent, enhance engagement, and impact bottom-line results. As an executive with MillerKnoll and most recently Enviva, Inc., McDevitt provided strategic consultation and progressive approaches to implementing Human Resources and Talent Management processes and initiatives. She has outstanding problem-solving skills and a proven ability to drive execution and deliver results.

“We are thrilled that Rachel is coming on board to take the lead in our Human Resources department and to help us move forward with our people agenda, as we wish our dear friend and colleague, Jane Dailey, a happy and much-deserved retirement,” said Martin President and CEO, Thomas Ripsam. “Jane has made significant contributions to the company throughout her 30-year tenure and provided tremendous leadership as VP Human Resources over the last several years, helping us navigate COVID, implementing new HR systems, developing the HR team, and supporting our people agenda.  People have always been our most important asset and while I am sad to see Jane leave, I am confident that Rachel’s talent and expertise will help us continue to strengthen the organization and build a winning culture.”

McDevitt holds an M.S. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from West Virginia University and is a Member of the Society for Human Resource Management. “As a long-time resident of the Lehigh Valley, I have followed and admired Martin Guitar for many years,” said McDevitt. “I am thrilled to be joining an organization with so many creative and talented people who share such an amazing history and such a deep passion for the work they do every day.”


C.F. Martin & Co.® has been making the finest handcrafted acoustic guitars since 1833. For the biggest names and the most revered musical legends. For the pioneers, the rebels, and the dreamers. For anyone who cares about music and loves making it.

Yes. We’ve got history and pedigree as long as your arm. And we’re proud of it. But you know what really matters to us? Making Martin guitars, ukuleles, and strings so great that they help anyone and everyone’s creativity fly. Whoever plays them, whatever they want to say, wherever they want to go.

There’s a passion that runs through this organization. From our employees to our loyal customers to our business partners across the globe. This passion fuels our ambition to give you the very best tools to share your music with the world for generations to come.

You don’t need to be the next Bob Dylan or Joan Baez to appreciate the unbeatable tone of a Martin. Though, who knows? You just might be. Let’s find out together.

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