Harman Pro Group Names New President, Other Mgmt Positions

Harman Pro Group Names New President, Other Mgmt Positions
  • NORTHRIDGE, CA-Mark Terry has resigned as president of the Harman Pro Group but remains as an advisor to the company. "Because of health concerns, Terry needs more flexibility in his personal schedule and this new arrangement accommodates this need," said Dr. Sidney Harman, executive chairman of Harman International Industries.

Harman's new president, Blake Augsburger
Blake Augsburger, president of Harman's Crown Audio up until this point, has been promoted to succeed Terry. Augsburger's focus for Harman will build on the foundation that Terry has established. "Specifically, that means continuing with Harman's systems focus and the development of the HiQnet protocol," said Augsburger. Throughout Augsburger's five years as head of Crown he noticed the importance of communication. "There has always been a high level of interaction between Harman brands. It has been imperative that I not only stay in close communication with the various brands, but to maintain a key focus on the product development of each."

Prior to Crown, Augsburger served as the VP/GM for a group of Hubbell companies that manufactured high voltage test equipment, including Hipotronics, Haefely, and Robinson Instruments. He has held VP-level positions in engineering, manufacturing, sales, and marketing.

Succeeding Blake Augsburger as president of Crown Audio is Mark Graham, vice president of engineering and marketing since 2001. "Graham has the knowledge necessary to continue the successes we have achieved at Crown," Augsburger said.

Coincident with the change in the presidency of the group, Harman Music Group president Rob Urry now assumes the additional title of Harman Pro Group chief technology officer.

In stepping down, Mark Terry reassured his friends and associates and appreciates their support over the years. "I want you all to know that I am well on the way to making a complete recovery. My new position as advisor to Harman will keep me involved with this great company. Together, we have accomplished great things over the last 16 years. We have proven to the world that nine independent brands can come together as a mutually supportive network without sacrificing our heritage and brand identities. I know that you will continue to build upon our success in the future."