NORTHRIDGE, CA--In the first step to what will be a comprehensive expansion of its operations in India, Harman Professional announced the appointment of audio industry veteran Ankush Agarwal to the role of marketing & communications manager. Agarwal’s appointment is part of a greater overall initiative to bring increased focus to the Indian marketplace, and will be followed by more appointments to Harman Professional’s sales, technical support and service teams in the months ahead.
Having previously served as marketing manager for Sennheiser India and with Hyundai Electronics before that, Agarwal brings a unique blend of marketing and professional audio sales experience to the team in India. He’ll use that experience to drive Harman Professional’s marketing and public relations strategies in the region and build upon the foundation laid by Sushil John, systems director, India.
Both Agarwal and John will report directly to David McKinney, senior director of sales, Asia, Harman Professional. They’ll work together to develop new initiatives in the region that will serve to support both customers and channel partners. One of his first projects will be to provide support for Harman Professional’s presence at the PALM India Show in Mumbai this upcoming June, where the latest products and technologies in professional AV are introduced to the Indian market.
“We are all very excited to have Agarwal join our team in India,” commented McKinney. “His fresh perspective on marketing, his creative ideas and his vast experience in the audio industry will ensure that he makes an immediate impact working along side Sushil John as they build on the great work that Sushil has done over the past five years in India.”
In addition to the expansion of its marketing team, Harman Professional will also be adding a full sales, technical support and service team that will provide a greater level of customer service to its stakeholders in the region.