Harman Professional in Northridge, Calif., announces that Blake Augsburger (pictured)—President, Harman Professional, Executive Vice President and Country Manager, Americas, Harman International—has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Music Merchants. The NAMM Board of Directors guides and leads NAMM and the NAMM Foundation and offers counsel to the music products industry.
Augsburger is joined by seven other new board members elected from the U.S. and international music products community, including leaders from the retail and commercial domains.
“I am very pleased to join the board of this dynamic and forward-looking organization,” Augsburger says. “NAMM’s impact on the music products industry is both positive and far-reaching and I look forward to working with Chairman Larry Morton, Chief Executive Joe Lamond and my colleagues on the NAMM board to advance the organization’s mission and to strengthen our industry’s development.”
Commenting on the new board appointments, Chairman Larry Morton notes, “We are extremely fortunate to welcome a diverse and accomplished group of new Board members, representing both retail and commercial members, from a wide range of music industry segments. This talented group of Directors also reflects NAMM’s desire for inclusiveness of professional men and women from small and large companies, both here in the United States and around the world.”
Augsburger leads Harman’s global professional audio, musician and lighting technologies businesses. As Executive Vice President and Country Manager for the Americas at Harman International, he also plays a leading role in the company’s consumer and automotive businesses.
Augsburger holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and has been honored as a Distinguished Engineer by the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University.
Harman is a longstanding and active member of the NAMM organization. Augsburger’s appointment to the board, however, is the first instance of a Harman executive taking a senior leadership role with NAMM and reflects his determination to support the organization as comprehensively as possible.
Learn more about NAMM’s Board of Directors at www.namm.org/board-members/board-of-directors.
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