New York, NY (October 6, 2015)—Music Group has named Andy Trott as senior vice president of its Professional Division, starting in November. Trott becomes the first senior appointment in the freshly restructured Music Group, the corporate parent to Midas, Klark Teknik, Lab Gruppen, Lake, Tannoy, Turbosound, TC Electronic, TC Helicon, Behringer, Bugera, DDA and TC Applied Technologies.
Trott will report directly to company founder Uli Behringer, who noted, "Following my recent communication with Andy regarding Music's new customer- and solution-focused model, we have begun building a strong top-level organization that shares our Vision for disruption and provides equally strong leadership. I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Trott as senior vice president of the Professional Division. " said Behringer. "I have long been aware of Andy's leadership role at Harman, so when we created the Professional Division at Music, his name was one at the top of our list. His track record in executive management in our industry makes him perfect for our fastest growing Division. I am very excited to have Andy on our leadership team."
Trott offered, "Businesses are facing increasing challenges to adapt to, and thrive, in this fast-paced digital age. We are in the midst of a staggering revolution that is both exciting and challenging at the same time, and navigating this change means embracing new ideas. I am convinced that Music will be on the leading edge of this revolution, and that is where I want to be."
Trott has spent the last twelve years at Harman Professional, where in addition to serving on the Executive Team, he held various operating roles including managing director of Soundcraft, president of the Mixer Group and vice president & general manager of the Mixing, Microphones & Headphones Strategic Business Unit, plus served as leader for the Soundcraft, Studer and AKG businesses. Prior to Harman Professional, Trott was at digital TV set-top box manufacturer Pace Micro Technology for eight years as engineering director, director of Technology & Strategic Development and divisional CEO.