Harman Professional’s AKG has announced that John Batliner has assumed additional responsibility as U.S. AKG sales leader in addition to his role as senior director, sales, Amplifiers Business Unit.
In this role, Batliner will be responsible for developing the new U.S. AKG sales structure, driving sales revenue, and working closely with channel partners and dealers in the U.S. to ensure the highest level of customer engagement and satisfaction. He will also manage U.S. AKG sales, business development and the applications support team.
Batliner will continue reporting to John Fitzgerald, vice president & general manager, Amplifiers & Signal Processing SBU and report dotted line to Jürgen Bopst, general manager, AKG.
“With John’s additional responsibilities within HARMAN, the company looks forward to his insight and experience to continue growing the United States market on behalf of AKG,” states Bopst. “John understands the AKG brand and this opportunity extends his ability to provide end-users, integrators, rental companies and retail sales customers with the best microphone solutions available.”
Batliner has been a member of the Harman team for two decades and has held leadership roles at dbx, HPAV and Crown. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA from Purdue University.