A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Harman International Promotes Blake Augsburger To Position Of Country Manager Of HarmanUSA

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES BLAKE AUGSBURGER TO POSITION OF
COUNTRY MANAGER OF HARMAN USA

Appointment is effective January 1, 2008; Augsburger will continue to serve as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Harman Pro Group.

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, December 21, 2007 — Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR) today announced that Blake Augsburger, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Harman Pro Group, is expanding his responsibilities on January 1, 2008 when he assumes the newly created position of Country Manager — Harman USA. In his new assignment, Augsburger will report directly to Harman International Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal.

As Country Manager of Harman USA, Augsburger will be responsible for the management of support functions that cross divisional and business lines. He will serve as the country champion for functional best practices and will directly participate in such business activities as project risk review, large supply contracts or investment proposals, significant operational changes or restructurings, organizational and legal issues, and key human resource decisions. Furthermore, he will serve as the chief spokesperson for Harman in the United States to build brand equity. He will also serve as liaison to the chief executive officer for implementation of group directives.

“I look forward to my new responsibilities,” Augsburger said today. “This new position represents the first step in the evolution of Harman‘s organizational structure which will include the appointment of a Country Manager in a few strategic countries. We believe this approach will help to leverage synergies across multiple Harman businesses while improving consistency among business processes in the company‘s major markets.”

Blake Augsburger first joined Harman International Industries, Incorporated in July 2001, when he was appointed President of Crown International, a Harman company based in Elkhart, Indiana. He served as President of Crown until June 2006 when he was promoted to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of the Harman Pro Group.

Prior to joining Crown, Augsburger was Vice President and General Manager for two high voltage test and measurement equipment manufacturers owned and operated by Hubbell Incorporated: Hipotronics of Brewster, New York and Haefely Test AG of Basel, Switzerland. His seven-year tenure with Hubbell also included Vice President positions in engineering, operations, and worldwide sales and marketing. Blake Augsburger was awarded Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Harman International (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Its brands include Harman Kardon®, JBL®, Revel®, Mark Levinson®, Infinity®, Lexicon®, Soundcraft-Studer®, AKG®, Becker® and QNX®. The company maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia and employs more than 10,500 people. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the Symbol: HAR.

###

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Company Announcements, News

Titan Mobile Knocks It Out Of The Park For MLB
Meyer Sound M’elodie Hits the Right Notes for Tony-Winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Munich’s Deutsches Theater Chooses Compact Yet Powerful MINA from Meyer Sound
HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH GOES HI-FI WITH DANLEY
Blue Hat Design Installs FUJINON HD Lenses at 12Stone Church in Atlanta
AED Rent Turns Up Europe’s Volume with Revolutionary Sound from HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers
Richard Bevan Promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager of WorldStage West
Chris Fetner, Mark Aitken, and Darcy Antonellis to Keynote at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
Wohler Expands Reseller Agreement With Brazil’s CIS Group to Include File-Based Product Family
Digigram to Introduce New Low-Latency, High-Density LX-MADI PCIe Sound Card at IBC2014

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

December 2007
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication