HARMAN’s JBL Professional Appoints Andrew Kappus As Cinema Market Specialist

MIAMI, Florida – HARMAN’s JBL Professional has appointed Andrew Kappus to the newly created position of Cinema Market Specialist. In this position, Kappus will be responsible for supporting JBL sales and marketing activities to the professional cinema market. He will provide system designs for cinema installations using JBL and Crown Audio products, consult and advise customers on potential sales, monitor product delivery requirements and help expand JBL’s customer base among other activities.

“Adding Andrew to the JBL team is a perfect match,” said Chuck Goodsell, Senior Manager, Cinema, JBL Professional. “He knows both the business aspects and technical details involved in cinema exhibition and production, which is a rare combination, and brings a tremendous level of experience to the position.”

Recently, Kappus traveled to China as a consultant to HARMAN and presented a technical seminar on loudspeaker configuration and alignment in auditoriums. Previously, Kappus worked for Universal Cinema Services (UCS), a company specializing in sales, design, construction and installation for professional cinema facilities. Kappus has been involved in UCS installations in the U.S. and abroad, including projects for a number of major cinema chains.

“I look forward to supporting JBL’s efforts in the professional cinema market,” said Kappus. “JBL loudspeakers are used in more movie theaters worldwide than any other brand and are acknowledged as the best in the industry, and that’s something I am proud to be a part of and to help build upon.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.8 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2011.