Crown Audio recently named Blake W. Augsburger president. The announcement follows the departure of former CEO and president Richard Newberry in May of 2000. Mark Terry, Harman Professional Group president, acted as interim president prior to Augsburger’s appointment.

Augsburger is responsible for overseeing and directing the entire Crown Audio operation. The manufacturer’s three vice presidents and three senior vice presidents all report directly to him.

Prior to joining Crown, Augsburger was vice president and general manager for two high voltage test and measurement equipment manufacturers—Hipotronics of Brewster, New York and Haefely Test AG of Basel, Switzerland—both Hubbell Incorporated companies. His seven-year tenure with Hubbell, which also included VP positions in engineering, operations, and worldwide sales and marketing, was preceded by five years spent with San Diego’s Maxwell Laboratories, specialists in pulsed power technologies.