David Angress


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Executive Vice President
Company Name
Guitar Center Inc.

David Angress has spent his career in the technology and specialty products markets, holding several senior executive positions in retail, manufacturing and installation segments at companies including Guitar Center, Harman, and Sound Genesis. Angress was an essential member of the core group of senior executives at Guitar Center during its most significant growth period, which launched the company to its current position as the largest pro audio and musical instrument retailer in the U.S.  He played a pivotal role in the development of its merchandising, marketing and private label programs as well as developing plans for expansion outside the U.S. Most recently, David Angress has been a consultant, utilizing his extensive international experience in product management, importing and exporting and building relationships throughout Europe and Asia, translating the business vision in a way that executives from a variety of cultures can embrace.