MUSIC Group has announced the appointment of Nigel Beaumont as head of its new professional division, overseeing all aspects of the company’s Midas, Klark Teknik and Turbosound brands worldwide.
Beaumont retains his role as senior vice president for operations that he has held since joining the MUSIC Group in 2011. The appointment is effective March 1, 2013.
CEO Uli Behringer states, “Over the past two years, Nigel has added tremendous value to the MUSIC Group and I am very proud of his achievements. With Nigel’s profound pro experience at Harman, I am convinced he will continue, and accelerate, the growth of the division.”
Before joining the MUSIC Group, Beaumont was with the Harman Pro Division, being most recently responsible for the management of European operations, encompassing Soundcraft, Studer and AKG.
MUSIC Group has invested significantly in the growth of the pro division since its acquisition of Midas and Klark Teknik in 2009, with the company noting that Midas has grown its share of the digital console market more than three times since acquisition. The addition of professional loudspeaker manufacturer Turbosound in 2012 substantially expands the portfolio of brands aimed at the professional touring, sound reinforcement and installation markets.
Beaumont notes: “I’m very excited and honored to assume this new role. The last two years have seen a complete rejuvenation of the Midas and Klark Teknik brands and exponential growth. With the US$20 million investment in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the recent US$4 million investment in a 24,000-square-foot state-of-the-art R&D facility in Manchester, and the massive expansion of the team worldwide to complement the existing exceptional talent, the pro division is geared toward cutting edge technology and products.”