January 22, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Crown Audio today announced the appointment of Guillermo Sanchez to the position of Business Developer for Central and South America.  In this role Sanchez will be responsible for supporting the sales within the region and working closely with the customer base to ensure all products are tailored to meet their needs. He will report to Director of Marketing for Installed Sound, Brian Divine. 

Previously, Sanchez served as Chief Sound Designer and Engineer for Corporacion Dynaco.  In this role Sanchez was responsible for preparing and engineering sound reinforcement equipment for live music, corporate events, television.  He also engineered sound solutions for events such as parades and political events in this role.   

Sanchez is also the former owner and Chief Sound Designer and Engineer for Dynacoustic.  In this position he specialized in the design and engineering of sound equipment for major live sound events. 

“Guillermo has over twenty-five years of experience as a sound engineer.  As a veteran of the industry he’s well aware of the needs and challenges of our clients and his background will prove to be a major asset for them to tap into,” stated Divine. 

Commenting on his appointment, Sanchez said today, “After over twenty-five years spent in sound design and engineering, I now get to work for one of the companies that I relied on so often in my career.  This is an outstanding opportunity and I look forward to the challenge of assisting others in their sound design needs. I’ve always relied on equipment from companies that stood behind their products and Harman is known throughout the industry for just that.” 

Crown is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). 
Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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For additional information, contact: 
Philip Weiss 
Griffin Integrated Communications 
(212) 481-3456 Ext. 23 

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