Industry Notes

Philip Hart, president of Harman Pro Group International, announced changes to the structure of the Harman companies in the UK Soundcraft, Spirit, BSS,

Philip Hart, president of Harman Pro Group International, announced changes to the structure of the Harman companies in the UK Soundcraft, Spirit, BSS, C Audio, Amek, DAR and Allen & Heath will be formed into a new group with a central management team headed up by Hart. David Karlin, who is currently managing director of BSS and C Audio, will take on additional responsibilities as deputy managing director of the group. Alison Brett, managing director of Soundcraft for the past three years and group managing director with responsibility for Soundcraft, Amek and Allen & Heath since June 1997, decided to take on a new challenge, returning to school to study law...AKG Acoustics (Nashville) tapped Douglas A. Kittle as technical services representative. Kittle came to AKG from Audio Video Environments...SADiE Inc. (Nashville) announced the appointment of Jeff White as Western regional sales manager. White's most recent position was as president of White Noise Marketing. Prior to that he was regional sales manager of AMH Sales Company, both of California...David Watts was tapped as managing director of Dolby Laboratories' European headquarters at London and Wootton Bassett, England. Watts will succeed Gary Holt, who will retire in January 2000. Watts is currently VP of marketing and is based at Dolby's San Francisco headquarters. In addition, Tim Partridge, formerly director of film distribution based at Dolby UK, assumed the role of VP of marketing at the company's San Francisco offices. Also, Graham Edmondson, based in Wootton Bassett, will act as the liaison with European and worldwide film distributors, overseeing all film marketing activities for the UK office...Steve Garth, former VP of sales and marketing, was named CEO of Steinberg North America (L.A.). Garth, a 20-plus-year industry veteran, started out at Rob Argent's Keyboards in London, went on to work as managing director for the Oxford Synthesizer company and joined Steinberg in 1990. In other news, Craig Lewis was named national sales manager of Steinberg North America. Lewis was formerly Western regional sales rep...Sharon Corbitt was appointed marketing director for Ocean Way Nashville. Corbitt previously served as vice president of PushPull Manage- ment...Dr. Andy Hildebrand, founder and chief scientist at Antares Audio Technologies, was selected by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists to receive the society's Enterprise Award for his breakthrough work in the development of the geophysical industry's first stand-alone seismic data interpretation workstation...Simon Sinclair was brought onboard as national sales manager at TC Electronic (Westlake Village, CA). The company now distributes Dynaudio; Carsten Lebeck will be responsible for building the Dynaudio Acoustics business...ASC Companies (Dallas, TX) appointed Daniel Nix as vice president of sales. Nix previously served as regional sales manager at Marketing Concepts...Jim Havlovick joined Berkeley, CA-based Meyer Sound as director of operations. Havlovick previously worked for Crest Audio and JBL Professional... Sequoia Electronics (San Jose, CA) assumed operations of VIT International. The full VIT listing of Ampex parts will be incorporated into the Sequoia inventory...Syntrillium Software (Phoenix, AZ) tapped digital audio consultant, author and teacher David Huber to be a "Traveling Sideshow Evangelist." Huber will tour the U.S. and Canada providing staff training and customer clinics using Cool Edit Pro. Appointments can be made through Whitesell was appointed assistant to the president at SoundTube Entertainment (Park City, UT).