Harman International Industries

Ken Hyams was a key franchise owner of Altec Lansing in the early days of consumer electronics. He worked for a Los Angeles retailer for audio, consumer-electronic, products in the late 1940s and 1950s. While witnessing the growth and development of the audio industry, particularly with products...
Mark Ureda was a young engineering student when he dreamed of working for JBL.  He had that chance in 1976 for one day (that is a good story), but when that did not work out he joined the aerospace industry for over 25 years.  Then, as if to finally make his dream a reality, Mark was hired by JBL...
Peter Chaikin was still in high school when he knew in his heart what he wanted to be when he grew up: a recording engineer. With the Billboard Directory of Studios under his arm, and encouragement from iconic producer Phil Ramone, Peter headed west and landed a job at Los Angeles' legendary Record...
Henry Goldansky remembers very clearly his father recording his mother singing Opera. The concept of preserving sound was fascinating to young Henry and he soon joined a Hi Fi Club and began an intense study of loud speakers. He worked for Cerwin-Vega for over sixteen years, helping to build...
Greg Jones grew up in Los Angeles and sang for a number of rock bands, which gave him the opportunity to write music.  His songs can be heard on the television show "Smallville."  Greg’s interest in pro lighting lead to a sales rep job for Martin Lighting, which added a new element to his career....
Bryan Bradley proudly states in his NAMM interview that he has had several mentors throughout his career that helped him grow and develop within the industry.  Among those mentors were Gene Joly and Morty Manus.  Bryan wrote songs for several television projects before becoming a buyer for Guitar...
Mark Gander is the resident historian for JBL and for good reason. Mark has worked for the company for over 40 years, including a long period as Vice President of Marketing for JBL Professional under Sidney Harman. Mark's main focus has been product development and engineering. In fact, he worked...
Jim Garrett had music and art engrained in his life at young age. Garrett found playing music was a great way to break out of his shell when he was young. His first job was at Best Buy and from there he became the Department Supervisor for their Audio Department. He later became the District...
Mike van der Logt is the manager of possibilities with 4M4YOU, with the four M’s standing for Management, Marketing, Media, and Music. Mike worked in a small music store in his hometown as a teenager, which shaped his passion for musical and audio products. He later served on the Behringer team,...
John Carpanini worked side by side with Robert Wilson at Sound Technology for just over 18 years. Perhaps considered a baptism of fire? The job was John’s introduction to the industry and one that grew with love and passion for music. John is a talented guitar player and has studied music for many...

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