Garth Gilman


Corporate Vice President, Sales at Yamaha Corporation of America

Garth Gilman currently serves as the Corporate Vice President for Yamaha Corporation of America, General Manager for the Band & Orchestra division in Buena Park, CA, and serves as the Vice President of Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. in New York, NY. Garth joined Yamaha in 2004 and has worked for the Band & Orchestral as well as the Pro & Audio and Combo divisions.

Garth has served as a process owner and executive sponsor for Yamaha’s business re-engineering project (Process Excellence Project) since 2004. He is included in a small group of international executives selected by Yamaha Corporation of Japan to participate in advanced development courses, including: Advanced Leadership Training (2006) and the 3-year Yamaha Global Institute (2010) program.

Prior to joining Yamaha, Garth was the senior officer at the flagship campus of a non-profit vocational school (NTMA Training Centers). He also previously headed Management Advisory Services for the nation’s largest employer association (Employers Group).

Garth holds a Master of Business Administration (2002) degree and a Bachelor of Science in Management (2000) degree from Pepperdine University. He holds a Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Cal State Fullerton University (2005) and a Facility Director Certification from the Los Angeles County Office of Education (2003).