ELKHART, Indiana - October 2007 -- Crown Audio reports that Brian Pickowitz has been promoted to the role of business development manager for touring sound. The announcement comes from Brian Divine, market director for engineered sound and touring sound, to whom he reports.

Prior to his promotion, Pickowitz spent the past three years as a project lead engineer where he was responsible for co-developing the Crown Commercial Amplifier (CCA) range, including the popular XM Satellite Radio-equipped models, and 140MPA commercial mixer-amplifier. During this tenure, he also helped sustain the company's existing CTs, XLS and I-Tech lines.

"With over a decade of pro audio experience, including an in-depth knowledge of product design and manufacturing, Brian is already proving to be a terrific resource for our touring sound customers," says Divine. "We're glad to now have him on the marketing team and look forward to his contributions."

About Crown International:
Crown International, a Harman International company, manufactures amplifiers, microphones, and systems control products for professional audio markets worldwide, with corporate headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana. For more information, visit Crown online at www.crownaudio.com.

About the Harman Pro Group:
The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world's largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.

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Reader contact:
Crown International
1718 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, IN 46517
Tel: 574.294.8000 / Fax: 574.294.8250
URL: www.crownaudio.com

Editor contact:
Chris Shuler, Public Address
Tel: 574.287.8410 / Cell: 574.514.7131 / Fax: 574.287.1522
E-mail: christophershuler@comcast.net

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