Having successfully managed the establishment of Harman Professional’s direct distribution business in India and previously leading the company’s first Asia regional sales office, David McKinney has been appointed Harman senior director, China operations.
According to Blake Augsburger, president of Harman Professional and EVP of Harman International, McKinney will lead the continued development of the China team and drive growth by providing specialized systems and technologies to suit all strata and all vertical markets of the Chinese professional entertainment and production markets.
“David McKinney will serve as a great asset to the entertainment and production communities in China,” Augsburger states. “He is an accomplished communicator with a strong understanding of the technology, the market and the people. I am confident he will apply his considerable skills and experience to provide our team with excellent leadership and our customers with excellent service.”
McKinney has a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Music & Electronics from Keele University in the United Kingdom. Since 2003, he has been based in Malaysia, initially as director of sales for the Harman Signal Processing Group, and more recently, he led the startup for the Professional Division regional sales office there.
David Jin, Harman International country manager, China and North East Asia, notes, “David McKinney is a proven performer. His capacity to understand a market, develop programs to address that market and provide value while driving growth is unmatched. I look forward to working with him to serve our customers and advance Harman’s business in China.”
McKinney adds, “Harman Professional is uniquely positioned to serve Chinese entertainment and production professionals with integrated, accessible and eminently powerful systems that will allow them to advance their craft and grow their businesses. Now is a phenomenal time for growth and I am very excited to lead Harman Professional’s business in China.”