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Soundcraft Studer Accelerates New Product Development

HARMAN’s Mixer business invests in new programme management skills to optimise new product development.

POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom – Soundcraft Studer has recruited Garry Blackmore, previously Programmes Manager at Xerox, to spearhead a wave of new product developments as part of its rapid growth strategy.

Garry has a background in research and development having worked on developing Xerox’s multifunction systems, and has a BSC in Computer Science. He also qualified as a Prince2 practitioner with experience in electronics design, software development, systems engineering and project management across the UK, USA and Asia.

“Garry joins us at a time when we are turning a performance corner, said head of HARMAN’s Mixer business Andy Trott (Vice President & General Manager, Mixing and Microphones & Headphones). “We have delivered the first two phases of our growth strategy and now aim to accelerate projects even faster. With Garry’s skills and experience I am confident we’ll continue taking market share and providing our customers with even more irresistible products.?

BIackmore adds, “I hope to use my experience to help develop a project management methodology that helps us release even more products to our quality, cost and delivery targets; the pro audio industry is such an amazing business to join, it has been a pleasure to meet so many dedicated and knowledgeable staff already, which bodes well for the future. “

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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For additional information, contact:
Travis McGee
Definition Branding & Marketing
(212) 660-2555 ext. 24
Travis.mcgee@definitionbam.com

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