ELKHART, Indiana - October 2006 -- Crown International announces two key appointments to its senior staff with the dual promotions of Scott Potosky to vice president of engineering and Marc Kellom to vice president of marketing.

According to Crown President Mark Graham, who made the announcement, “Both Scott and Marc have impressive track records with Crown, leading the development of some of our most important products over the past decade. Each brings extensive leadership experience and an intimate understanding of our business to their respective positions.”

Potosky has enjoyed an 18-year tenure with Crown, most recently serving as a product development manager. “Scott’s experience in the engineering process and collaboration with other Harman Pro business units makes him a great fit for his new role,” notes Graham.

Prior to joining Crown, Potosky earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Kellom has been with Crown since 1994, originally starting in the IQ Systems Group. Like Potosky, he most recently held the title of product development manager and has additionally been involved in many aspects of Crown’s marketing efforts. “Marc’s working knowledge of manufacturing, engineering, design, and outside customers and vendors will serve him well in his new position,” adds Graham.

Kellom holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana Institute of Technology.

About Crown International:
Crown International 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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