Vienna, Austria (November 17, 2005)–A new chapter in the history of AKG Acoustics, GmbH has begun as Stefan Gubi assumed responsibility as president of the company. Gubi succeeds Dr. Hugo Lenhard Backhaus, who left AKG at the end of June 2005.
Stefan Gubi”To me, AKG was always one of the most outstanding Austrian enterprises,” Gubi commented. “As a music enthusiast, it is fascinating to me to lead an organization which is preeminent in the international world of music and audio technology.”
With more than 50 engineers engaged full-time in research and development, AKG is recognized as an innovator in microphone, headphone and wireless technology. During its 58 years of existence, the company has registered over 1,500 worldwide patents.
As the new president of AKG, Gubi has taken on the mission of expanding the brand’s global market share to match its technology leadership. “Our major market focus is presently on the U.S.,” Gubi explained, “where we will realize our potential by working more closely with our sister Harman Pro brands (BSS, Crown, dbx, Digitech, JBL, Lexicon, Studer and Soundcraft), particularly in the field of touring concert sound.”
Gubi is an industry veteran with a 20-year-plus track record of achievement in sales, marketing and general management. His resumé includes positions on the executive committee of Austrian IT firm, Kapsch Business Com AG; as managing director of the Upper Austrian National Publishing House; and in senior management positions with Ericcson Austria.