Keith Prestidge joined HARMANâ€™s Studer team this week as Sales Director, Asia Pacific reporting to Adrian Curtis and with a brief to grow the expanding region in Broadcast and Performance installations for Studer audio mixing systems.
Keith, previously General Manager at Klotz Digital Asia, has resided in the territory for 15 years. He started his professional life as a hands-on radio broadcast engineer and has spent 20 years in the industry, which has included periods in Project Engineering and Sales.
â€œExtending the Studer sales team with Keith based in Sydney will further improve our customer focus in the Asia Pacific sales region,â€? said Curtis, â€œhe will work closely with Tat Nam Yee, our Studer Applications Engineer already located in our KL, Malaysia office.â€?
Currently spending two weeks training in the Soundcraft Studer factory and Customer Centre in Potters Bar, then further training in the Regensdorf facility near
Zurich in Switzerland he said, â€œIâ€™m enjoying a great introduction to the business and learning so much about the vast range of technologies developed across all the divisions of HARMAN. Studerâ€™s reputation in my region is legendary for quality and innovative products like the Vista, Route 6000 and OnAir families and I canâ€™t wait to return home to start expanding our business down-under.â€?
Andy Trott, Vice President of HARMANâ€™s Mixer, Microphone and Headphone Business Unit, (comprising Soundcraft, Studer and AKG) added, â€œKeith is one of a number of highly talented professionals we are bringing into the business currently; with such exciting product plans road-mapped for the next five years we are now expanding our sales, marketing, R&D and service teams to capitalise on these developments â€“ itâ€™s a very exciting time to be working in the Mixer Group at HARMAN.â€?
Keith can be contacted on [email protected]
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets â€“ supported by 15 leading brands including AKGÂ®, Harman KardonÂ®, InfinityÂ®, JBLÂ®, LexiconÂ® and Mark LevinsonÂ®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Companyâ€™s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
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