Harman Professional has promoted John Fitzgerald to the position of Vice President, General Manager, Amplifers and Signal Processing Strategic Business Unit.
“As we look back on Rob Urry’s remarkable contribution to our organization and our industry, we also look forward to a new era of success under John Fitzgerald. John is a proven leader with a demonstrated capacity to get results,” Says Blake Augsburger, President HARMAN Professional.
“For our customers and channel partners John’s leadership means we’ll have a high volume of exciting new products to show; for our organization it means we’ll have an excellent manager with great ideas and for other stakeholders this appointment is a signal of Harman’s intent to evolve and grow while respecting our roots and culture.”
John Fitzgerald joined Harman in 1997 as an engineer in program management and prior to this promotion, held the position of Vice President of Program Management, General Manager Harman Amplifier Business Unit.
“I am very pleased to take on the responsibility of leading such a talented team and helping this SBU drive the market with the most innovative, appealing and successful amplifier and signal processing technologies available.” Says John Fitzgerald.
“Our brands, our people and technologies are the best in the business and I have deep confidence that we can bring this unique value to a wide audience of audio professionals and artists across the globe.”
This move follows the retirement of Rob Urry who joined the company as an entry-level hardware engineer and rose to the position of Vice President of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer and President of Harman Music Group.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Harman. Now that the time has come to enjoy my retirement, I am very satisfied that the culture of innovation is strong, that our organization is deep and that a new leader of John Fitzgerald’s calibre is prepared and ready to lead our business unit.” Says Rob Urry.
“I am grateful to the many wonderful people I have worked with and I look forward to continuing these friendships in the months and years ahead.”