Ken Oda


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Past Director
Company Name
Fender Musical Instrument Corporation

Ken Oda was hired by Yamaha in 1967 to run their retail store in San Francisco, California.  He continued to work for the company until his retirement at which point he joined Fender Musical Instruments.  While at Yamaha he met and worked with Bill Schultz who later hired Ken to help grow the Asian market for Fender.  Ken worked for Fender for ten years during which time the company enjoyed strong growth in many of the Asian countries where Ken was involved.