October 17, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Underscoring its commitment to provide channel partners and customers in the professional audio, MI and cinema communities with the best possible sales leadership and support services, Crown Audio today named Matt Bush to the position of Vice President of Sales starting in November.  Bush joins Crown Audio from sister company, Harman Music Group, where he was Vice President of Operations and takes the position previously held by Scott Robbins who was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Harman Professional last month.  In his new role, Bush will direct worldwide sales operations from Crown Audio’s Elkhart, Indiana headquarters and he will report directly to Mark Graham, President, Crown Audio.

“Matt Bush is a strong business leader, an excellent organizer and an experienced pro audio veteran,” Graham said today.  “We are very pleased to welcome Matt to our team and I am confident that he will grow our sales and strengthen our partnerships with reps, dealers and distributors across the globe.”

Matt Bush joined The Harman Music Group in 1987.  He has served in leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing and operations and has more than 24 years of experience in the design, manufacture, service and supply chain of electronic products. Matt has served as the Vice President of Operations of HMG since 2001, is the architect of HMG’s hybrid manufacturing and global supply chain strategies and directed all supply chain functions including a US manufacturing facility, off-shore manufacturing, customer service, and distribution centers in the US, Asia and Europe. He has also led group-wide programs in European logistics and key supplier negotiations, and has presented numerous times at Harman best-practice sessions. Matt is a Six-Sigma Greenbelt and coach, has completed Executive Programs in Supply Chain Management and Factory Physics at the Kellogg School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Utah.

“Crown Audio is a proven pioneer with an unparalleled ability to provide customers with high-performing, ultra-reliable amplifiers for a wide array of applications.  Between the people, the products and remarkable pedigree, I am honored and excited to join the team here and I look forward to getting out into the field to meet with partners and customers,” Bush said today.  “Knowing now what I know in terms of the exciting products on the near-term horizon for Crown Audio, I couldn’t be more pleased to join this great brand!”

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:
Daniel O’Connell 
Griffin Integrated Communications 
(212) 481-3456 Ext. 12 
doconnell@griffinpr.com

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