Harman's Michael MacDonaldNORTHRIDGE, CA--The Harman Pro Group promoted Michael MacDonald to the newly created position of executive vice president of marketing & sales. Based at the Group's Northridge, CA headquarters, MacDonald will continue to report directly to Blake Augsburger, president & chief executive officer of the Harman Pro Group.
"The addition of sales oversight to Michael's responsibilities is the next logical step forward in the evolution of the Group's strategy to strengthen the average customer's interaction with our brands," Augsburger said. "In the one year he has served as executive vice president of marketing, Michael has demonstrated his ability to develop successful Group-wide marketing programs that are exceeding our customers' demands for more integrated, multi-brand product solutions. In his new position, Michael will bring the same expertise and leadership to Group-level sales."
Michael MacDonald rejoined the Harman Pro Group in January 2007 as executive vice president of marketing, a then newly created position. From 2003 until 2007, he was founder and president of Pilot Business Strategies Inc., a consulting firm that served a number of professional audio, video and security companies.
MacDonald first became an integral part of the Harman team in 1996 when he joined JBL Professional as vice president of installed sound. He spent six years there developing products and strategies to improve equipment that serves both the production and fixed installation sectors. He served the last four years as president of JBL Professional.
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