Keith Prestidge has jointed the Harman Studer team as sales director, Asia Pacific, reporting to Adrian Curtis, and with a brief to grow the expanding region in broadcast and performance installations for Studer audio mixing systems.
Prestidge, previously general manager at Klotz Digital Asia, has resided in the territory for 15 years. He started his professional life as a hands-on radio broadcast engineer and has spent 20 years in the industry, which has included periods in project engineering and sales.
“Extending the Studer sales team with Keith based in Sydney will further improve our customer focus in the Asia Pacific sales region,” states Curtis, “he will work closely with Tat Nam Yee, our Studer applications engineer already located in our KL, Malaysia office.”
Currently spending two weeks training in the Soundcraft Studer factory and Customer Centre in Potters Bar, then further training in the Regensdorf facility near Zurich in Switzerland, Prestidge says, “I’m enjoying a great introduction to the business and learning so much about the vast range of technologies developed across all the divisions of Harman. Studer’s reputation in my region is legendary for quality and innovative products like the Vista, Route 6000 and OnAir families and I can’t wait to return home to start expanding our business down-under.”
Andy Trott, vice president of the Harman mixer, microphone and headphone business unit, (comprising Soundcraft, Studer and AKG) adds, “Keith is one of a number of highly talented professionals we are bringing into the business currently; with such exciting product plans road-mapped for the next five years we are now expanding our sales, marketing, R&D and service teams to capitalize on these developments – it’s a very exciting time to be working in the Mixer Group at Harman.”