(l-r): David Scheirman; Paul Bauman Northridge, CA (October 5, 2011)—Harman has announced two appointments—David Scheirman to the Harman Professional staff as director, knowledge resources; and Paul Bauman to the position of senior manager, tour sound, JBL Professional.
Scheirman will be responsible for establishing and managing new training and instructional programs and activities for the company on a worldwide scale. He will report to Michael MacDonald, vice president sales & marketing at Harman's Northridge business campus.
Scheirman joins the Harman Professional staff from JBL Pro after having responsibility for its tour sound market segment since 1997. He has previously participated in instructional programs for industry trade and educational organizations such as Synergetic Audio Concepts, NAMM, NSCA and ICIA.
"I'm excited about embracing these new challenges," observed Scheirman. "We have a deep and rich talent pool of product and application specialists within the Harman Professional brands. I'm looking forward to working with them to bring new, innovative information tools to our worldwide customer base."
In his new position, Bauman will lead product-development efforts for JBL's VerTec line-array systems and oversee the continuing integration of JBL's tour sound products with other brands within the Harman family while reporting to head of marketing, Mark Gander.
Bauman has been a member of the JBL Professional team for the past five years, holding the position of director, tour sound product and application engineering until taking over as senior manager, product development, tour sound in March 2011. He has more than 27 years of professional audio and global touring industry experience, including positions at L-Acoustics, Maryland Sound International and Adamson Systems Engineering. Bauman's background comprises loudspeaker and sound reinforcement design, live sound system engineering and mixing, as well as studio mixing, engineering and producing (including radio broadcast).
"It's a very exciting time to be in the tour sound industry and recent developments such as the JBL Line Array Calculator II, V5 DSP presets, JBL HiQnet Performance Manager, Crown VRack and the Powered by Crown iAPP demonstrate our commitment to providing a complete system solution for VerTec," Bauman noted. "These developments lay an important system-level foundation for the future, and I am looking forward to helping grow JBL's leadership position in the market with new technological breakthroughs and a steadfast commitment to providing the best customer support in the industry."