Ron Japinga Ron Japinga joined Guitar Center as the Executive Vice President of Supply Chain in 2014, and was appointed to Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Prior to working at Guitar Center, Mr. Japinga was VP, DMM at Macy’s from 1984 to 1996. From 1996 through 2001, he was VP GMM at DFS. He held positions at Kohls from 2001 through 2006 including Divisional Manager and VP. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Japinga, worked at West Marine as EVP, Merchandising/ Planning and Supply Chain.
Guitar Center is the largest chain of musical instrument retailers in the world with 315 locations throughout the United States. Its headquarters is in Westlake Village, California.
Guitar Center's sister companies/subsidiaries incorporate Music Arts, Musician's Friend, GuitarCenter.com, LMI, Giardinelli, Musician.com, Private Reserve Guitars, Woodwind and Brasswind, Music 123, and Harmony Central.