The Klark Teknik Group has named John Oakley as managing director, effective immediately.

According to Mathias von Heydekampf, president of the Telex Pro Audio Group worldwide, Oakley brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to the Klark Teknik and Midas brands. "He joins the group from a long and varied career within Harman, and comes from a strong technical as well as managerial background, and so is ideally placed to take up the reins at Klark Teknik. We are delighted to welcome him to the team," says von Heydekampf.

John Oakley is also looking forward to his new role. "This is a very exciting time to be joining the Klark Teknik Group," he says. "Midas has very strong product lines in the Venice, Legend, Heritage and XL4 consoles and continues to go from strength to strength. At the same time Klark Teknik is in the midst of major new product launches. The Helix DN9430 Digital Equaliser is the first Klark Teknik product to interwork seamlessly with Midas consoles. This is a fine example of the intelligent application of technology and demonstrates the shape of things to come."

Oakley was also quick to praise the team in Kidderminster. "The staff here are tremendously loyal both to the company and to the brands they represent, and I have found peoples' attitudes to be positive and forward thinking. I am truly looking forward to leading the growth of the company as we move on to the next stage of our development and the introduction of more exciting new products in the near future."