Harman Pro North America Bolsters US Sales And Support Team: Name John Hart Director Of Sales, Digital Console Group

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Twenty-Year Veteran Of Sales And Digital Mixing/Recording Adds Experience,
Expertise To North America Sales Team.

As part of its ongoing commitment to bolster sales and support services in the North American market, Harman Pro North America, the North American Distributor for Studer and Soundcraft, today announced the appointment of industry veteran and proven sales leader, John Hart as Director of Sales, Digital Console Group. In his new position, Hart will report directly to Nick Owen, Vice President of Sales, Harman Pro North America (HPNA), who made the announcement today.

With over two decades of sales experience in the audio industry, Hart joins HPNA from Audio Agent where he served as a Vice President of Direct Sales and was responsible for expanding the company’s worldwide reach as well as expanding direct sales in North America. Hart also spent 5 years at AMS Neve Inc., where after one year as Vice President of West Coast Sales, he was promoted to President, a post he held for more than four years.

After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1986, Hart began his career as a sales representative and product specialist for Westlake Audio, followed by a term as sales representative and systems specialist for Euphonix, and then a Western US Sales Manager for Otari Corp.

“We are very pleased to find someone with remarkable credentials to serve as our director of sales,� said Owen. “With his experience in the sale of high-end consoles as well as a systems specialist, John was exactly the candidate we were hoping to find and we are excited to have him onboard.�

Operating out of the company’s Northridge, California office, Hart oversees U.S. sales of Studer and Soundcraft digital consoles including Soundcraft’s Vi4 and Vi6 professional mixing consoles as well as Studer’s Vista line of products which uses the company’s patented Vistonics™ screen layout for more comfortable working environment.

Hart noted, “Joining HPNA is a great opportunity and a great challenge. I’m excited to work with two of the industry leaders in live and broadcast digital mixing consoles.�

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