CHARLOTTE–Muzak LLC has named Lon Otremba chief executive officer as of Monday, April 19.

Otremba joined Muzak in September of 2003 as president and will continue to serve in this capacity as well.

“I am very encouraged with the progress we are making at Muzak. We continue to grow at an impressive rate and are working as a team to achieve greater operational efficiencies,” Otremba said in a statement.

“Managing all aspects of our business as efficiently as possible, focusing on delivering a high quality product developed to meet our client’s needs, and deploying our sales assets resourcefully are key initiatives during 2004,” said Otremba.

Prior to joining Muzak, Otremba was Executive Vice President of America Online’s interactive marketing group, responsible for developing and leading the short and long-term strategy and operations for AOL’s advertising and e-commerce business turnaround.

More than 100 million people hear Muzak programs each day. The company delivers music, messaging, and sound system design through more than 200 sales and service locations.