Harman promotes David McKinney
CHINA: David McKinney has been appointed Harman senior director, China operations. Mr McKinney is a Harman veteran having successfully managed the establishment of the manufacturer’s direct distribution business in India and previously leading the company’s first Asia Regional Sales Office.
According to Blake Augsburger, president, Harman Professional and EVP Harman International, Mr McKinney will lead the continued development of Harman Professional’s China team and drive growth by providing specialised systems and technologies to suit all strata and all vertical markets of the Chinese professional entertainment and production markets.
‘David McKinney will serve as a great asset to the entertainment and production communities in China,’ said Mr Augsburger. ‘He is an accomplished communicator with a strong understanding of the technology, the market and the people. I am confident he will apply his considerable skills and experience to provide our team with excellent leadership and our customers with excellent service.’
‘David McKinney is a proven performer. His capacity to understand a market, develop programmes to address that market and provide value while driving growth is unmatched,’ noted David Jin, Harman International, country manager, China and North East Asia. ‘I look forward to working with him to serve our customers and advance Harman’s business in China.’
‘Harman Professional is uniquely positioned to serve Chinese entertainment and production professionals with integrated, accessible and eminently powerful systems that will allow them to advance their craft and grow their businesses,’ said Mr McKinney. ‘Now is a phenomenal time for growth and I am very excited to lead Harman Professional’s business in China.’