Northridge, CA (July 12, 2007)–The Harman Pro Group has appointed NetWork Sales & Marketing South’s new division, NetWork South, to serve as the manufacture’s rep firm for the Midwest. The announcement, which takes immediate effect, includes sales responsibility for Crown International, JBL Professional, AKG, BSS Audio, dbx, Soundcraft and Lexicon.
NetWork Sales & Marketing serves as the Harman Pro Group manufacturer’s rep firm for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin and is led by president Bob Schmid and VP Tony LoPresti. NetWork South consists of sales group Patty Blanchette and Angie Watson, AV professionals Michael Sipe and Paul Zahn, plus one other sales professional yet to be announced.
Commenting on the announcement, Blake Augsburger, president, Harman Pro Group, noted, “We view NetWork’s expansion in the Midwest as a driving element towards growing our business and strengthening the partnership between our two companies. This agreement will also be good news to our dealers and customers in the Midwest as it promises to elevate our service to new heights of excellence.”
Echoing this sentiment, Michael MacDonald, EVP marketing, Harman Pro Group, further explained the decision to switch representation to NetWork South: “Bob Schmid and his team understand the importance of listening closely to dealers and customers and then responding with technology and added value programs like training, education and comprehensive support. We’ve watched with excitement as NetWork has evolved, and we’ve heard directly from dealers and customers the significant value that NetWork provides. Now, with the formation of NetWork South, we look forward to providing our dealers and customers in Nebraska, Iowa, southern Illinois, Missouri and Kansas with expanded training, service and support.”
Harman Pro Group