imgChester, PA (September 23, 2013)—Community Professional Loudspeakers has named Steve Johnson as its CEO. In his new role, Johnson is tasked with overseeing the company’s overall business and sales strategies.

Johnson joins Community from Bosch where he held the position of Global Brand Manager and was responsible for brand management of Electro-Voice, RTS, Telex and Dynacord audio products worldwide. Johnson’s previous roles have also included VP and brand management positions with Harman Music Group and Shure.

“I am delighted to join Community at this important time in its history,” said Johnson.  “The company is well-respected worldwide and has an impressive line-up of new products.  Community is poised for strong growth and I look forward to leading the company into the future.”

Johnson joins Community as it marks forty-five years in professional audio. Founded in 1968 by its current President and Chief Engineer, Bruce Howze, “Community has continued to grow throughout the economic recession and recovery, with its diverse profile of high value, high-performance outdoor and installation products,” remarked Howze.  “I’m confident that under Steve’s leadership, Community will not only continue its strong performance, but start an upward trajectory of unprecedented growth.  Steve will be a major driving force in the company’s future.  I’m very pleased to welcome him to Community.”

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