An Industry Veteran Is Mourned
Mar 29, 2005 9:54 AM
David Alan Schultz an industry veteran and leader in the field of contract bidding, passed away on March 19, 2005, at age 45, following a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. David is survived by his wife, Sally, and their children, Sarah and Stephen.
While still in high school, David started working in the music field at the American Theatre Company. He later became manager of the historic Brooke Theatre in Tulsa, OK. After leaving Brooke Theatre, David began his career in professional sound and video at Ford Audio-Video as an inside salesperson in 1978. He subsequently served in positions as a manufacturer’s representative for Dobbs Stanford of Dallas, Texas, and as a sales engineer for Altec Lansing in Oklahoma City before returning to Ford Audio-Video in 1994 to manage its Bid Division. There, David oversaw the bidding process for consultant-specified, governmental, and other large-scale projects all over the United States, and beyond.
David was well known throughout the industry. Consultants and architects all came to rely upon him to provide the most detailed and accurate bid responses. He had a way of clearly cutting to the essence of a problem and simply stating his position, while providing all relevant information upon which to base a decision.
David will always be best remembered for his high ethical beliefs and ideals. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and fellows in the audio/video industry.
His service was held Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Historical Society Building.
Those who wish may make donations to:
University of Oklahoma Foundation
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Daniel J. Brackett
Surg/OU HSC, ORB 334
PO Box 26901
1122 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117