Harman’s loudspeaker arm – comprising JBL and Selenium -have announced that Mark Ureda will lead the group as vice president and general manager.
He takes over the role from John Carpanini, who formerly led JBL and has now been promoted to a new position within Harman’s automotive division.
A technical consultant for JBL since 1999, Ureda has developed software to predict the sound fields of loudspeaker arrays and has authored technical papers on the topic. The new GM started his career developing constant directivity horns with the Altec Lansing Corporation, and more recently worked for defence company Northrop Grumman Corporation as vice president, corporate strategy.
“Mark's close relationship with Harman and JBL Professional for more than a decade provides him a unique perspective on the markets we serve and the products we offer. His ability to leverage his management and technology skills is a crucial asset,” said arman Pro CEO Blake Augsburger.
Over at consumer and commercial projector screen manufacturer, Projecta, Jos Lormas has been appointed to the role of managing director.
Matthew Teevan, interim managing director of Projecta said: “Mr. Lormans brings extensive operational, engineering and sales and marketing experience to the position; skill sets that will benefit the entire organisation as well as Projecta’s clients.”
Lormans most recently was worldwide sales and marketing Director for Graco in the US. Prior to his he held positions in manufacturing, engineering, logistics and managed an international acquisition for Graco’s European division.
Lormans will take over from Matthew Teevan who will continue at Projecta as part of the management team in a senior sales and marketing role.