JBL Professional is bolstering its ranks with three new appointments. Simon Jones has been named director of portable PA marketing, Phil Sanchez has been appointed product manager for commercial sound products, and Harald Kanz is JBL Professional's new product manager for portable PA products.
Simon Jones re-joins JBL Professional after two years with TC Electronic as director of product marketing. Prior to that, Jones had held positions with JBL including product manager, senior product manager and director of European marketing. With broad channel experience from MI/retail to the professional installation market, he brings with him a combination of technical expertise and business management experience to his new position. Additionally, his experience in Europe prior to JBL (Bruel & Kjaer, Martin Audio) gives Jones a unique global perspective crucial to understanding professional audio markets worldwide.
A 10-year veteran of the professional audio industry, Sanchez joins JBL after previously serving as marketing manager for TASCAM. With a strong background in marketing and finance, Sanchez possesses the diverse skill set required from product management. In addition to his extensive knowledge of the industry, Sanchez will also build on his many relationships with members of the professional audio media as the new product manager for commercial sound.
Previously a design engineer of acoustics for JBL Professional, Kanz, a native of Germany, entered the pro audio industry as the EASE expert for Renkus-Heinz.