David McKinney becomes Harman senior director, China operations

Having successfully managed the establishment of Harman Professional’s direct distribution business in India and previously leading the company’s first Asia regional sales office, Harman veteran David McKinney has been appointed Harman senior director, China operations.

According to Blake Augsburger, president, Harman Professional and executive vice-president Harman International, 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,” says 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 has a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Music & Electronics from Keele University in the United Kingdom. Since 2003 McKinney has been based in Malaysia, initially as director of sales for Harman’s Signal Processing Group and more recently he led the startup for the professional division regional sales office there.

Commenting on the appointment, David Jin, Harman International, country manager, China and North East Asia notes: “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. I look forward to working with him to serve our customers and advance Harman’s business in China.”

In taking up his new role, McKinney adds: “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. Now is a phenomenal time for growth and I am very excited to lead Harman Professional’s business in China.”

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