Dan Smith


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Former Vice President of Research and Development
Company Name
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

Dan Smith was inducted into Fender’s Hall of Fame for good reason. Dan designed the re-launching of the famous guitar company after it was sold by CBS. Dan’s vision was to bring the product back to the early concepts that originally made the Fender name famous. His success led to a long career with Fender including his role with artist relations and marketing. All of this is but one of many sides to Dan Smith, who was a true industry innovator!