The Harman Pro Group announced changes to its senior management team that will become effective at the conclusion of the Group’s current fiscal year on June 30, 2006.
According to Dr. Sidney Harman, executive chairman of Harman International Industries, Mark Terry will step down as president of the Harman Pro Group but remain as an advisor to the company. “Because of health concerns, Mark needs more flexibility in his personal schedule and this new arrangement accommodates this need,” said Dr. Harman. “We will always appreciate the enormous contributions Mark has made to our business, and we will miss his remarkable leadership.
“At the same time,” Dr. Harman continued, “we are pleased to announce the promotion of Blake Augsburger to succeed Mark as president of the Pro Group. In the five years that Blake has served as president of Crown Audio, he has made the company the number one company in its field. Blake is very familiar with the operations of the entire Pro Group; I am confident that he will build upon Mark’s success.”
In stepping down, Terry reassured and thanked all of his friends and associates for their support over the years. “I want you all to know that I am well on the way to making a complete recovery. My doctors have advised that I can help facilitate this recovery by adopting a less demanding schedule. My new position as advisor to Harman will let me do this in a way that keeps me involved with this great company.”
Succeeding Blake Augsburger as president of Crown Audio is Mark Graham, who has served Crown as vice president of engineering and marketing since 2001.
Coincident with the change in the presidency of the Group, Dr. Harman announced that Harman Music Group president Rob Urry now assumes the additional title of Harman Pro Group Chief Technology Officer.
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