Harman International has named Andy Trott as the new managing director for the Soundcraft Group. He will take over responsibility for all brands within the group--including Soundcraft, BSS, Amek, and DAR, effective immediately.

Trott brings to his new role eight years of experience at PACE Micro Technology where he was director of technology and strategic development, and, more recently, CEO of PACE's Networks and Connected Devices Division. Trott also has a close affinity with the audio industry as a musician, and earlier spent four years with UK mixing console manufacturer Studiomaster.

Commenting on his appointment, the Trott says, "I have a great passion for both music and technology. I am an active musician and a self-confessed 'techno-junkie', so having a job which encompasses both of these areas is very rewarding.

"Soundcraft, BSS and Amek all have some very high calibre people and a long history of developing leading edge technologies, so the foundations are already in place to build upon - and this excites me," he continues. "This organization is truly one of the world's finest pro audio groups and I am delighted to now have the responsibility of leading it into a new era."

Trott replaces John Carpanini, who recently accepted a position elsewhere in the Harman network as executive vice president of JBL Professional.

Soundcraft, the British manufacturer of audio consoles serving live, broadcast, theatre, and recording markets, is distributed in the US by Harman Pro North America, a subsidiary of Harman International.