“HARMAN's aggressive growth strategy worldwide, especially in emerging markets, is built on a qualified sales network who can meet the unique needs and challenges of our clients in their respective countries,” stated Urry. “Nick's deep understanding of the markets we serve and strong established relationships with dealers and customers makes him the perfect fit for this role.”
Owen joined HARMAN in 2002 as Director of Sales for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Crown Amplifiers and most recently held the position of Vice President, Sales For HARMAN Professional in North America for AKG, Soundcraft and Studer. Prior to joining HARMAN Owen was Commercial Managing Director for Soundscape Digital Technology, a company he co-founded which manufacturers hard disc recording and editing systems and related I/O products.
Commenting on his appointment, Owen stated, “I'm exited to lead the worldwide sales team during a period of strong growth for HARMAN. We will continue to provide our customers with the most innovative products combined with the highest level of support and service to meet the specific challenges they face in their specific markets.”
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.