Blake Augsburger becomes first Harman executive appointed to NAMM board of directors
WORLD: Blake Augsburger, president of Harman Professional, executive vice president of Harman International and country manager for the Americas at Harman International, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). His appointment to the board is the first instance of a Harman executive taking a senior leadership role with NAMM and ‘reflects his determination to support the organisation as comprehensively as possible’.
Mr Augsburger has joined seven other new board members elected from the United States and international music products community.
‘I am very pleased to join the board of this dynamic and forward-looking organisation,’ said Mr Augsburger. ‘NAMM’s impact on the music products industry is both positive and far-reaching and I look forward to working with chairman Larry Morton, chief executive Joe Lamond and my colleagues on the NAMM board to advance the organisation’s mission and to strengthen our industry’s development.’
Mr Augsburger holds a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering, from Texas Tech University and has been honoured as a distinguished engineer by the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University. He has joined seven other new board members elected from the United States and international music products community.
Commenting on the new board appointments, chairman Larry Morton noted, ‘We are extremely fortunate to welcome a diverse and accomplished group of new board members, representing both retail and commercial members, from a wide range of music industry segments. This talented group of directors also reflects NAMM's desire for inclusiveness of professional men and women from small and large companies, both here in the United States and around the world.