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On the Move

Who: John Oakley, general manager of Klark Teknik Main responsibilities: Everything to do with the Midas and Klark Teknik brands. I'm the one who carries
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Who: John Oakley, general manager of Klark Teknik

Main responsibilities: Everything to do with the Midas and Klark Teknik brands. I'm the one who carries the can for everything from sales, marketing, R&D and manufacturing. The buck stops here.

Previous lives:

  • 1990s: director of R&D at Soundcraft for six years, then group technical director of Harman Pro for three years before moving on to become managing director of Amek for four years
  • 1980s: various computer and communications system-design companies
  • 1970s: engineering design at the BBC

If I weren't involved in the pro audio industry, I would be…reconstruction and restoration of historic buildings because I am both fascinated and inspired by the sheer craftsmanship involved.

The ultimate compilation album would comprise…Annie Lennox, Eric Clapton and The Zombies!

The last great movie I saw was…The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring— I haven't had time to see the second part yet.

Currently in my CD changer are…Queen's Greatest Hits, The Eagles Greatest Hits, Carole King, Widor and Bach.

When I'm not at work, you can often find me…at home with my wife, four kids and two black labs.

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