David Pirtle | President/CEO

I started working at Gemeinhardt in 1982 when I was 19 years old. I gained experience in many jobs in the factory, but my first was in the fitting department, fitting headjoint, and body tenons. For many years, I worked as a buffer.

Choosing to move into a management position as a shop foreman seemed a natural fit, and through the years I advanced from plant manager, V.P. of Manufacturing (being responsible for coordinating our partnership with offshore manufacturers), to my current position.

I have raised my family off of Gemeinhardt and after 32 years, it is more than just a job!

I am committed to making Gemeinhardt one of the strongest, most trusted woodwind lines available. Our skilled and experienced team is committed to providing the highest quality instruments for all levels of players. Kurt Gemeinhardt would be proud of what we are doing today.