Northridge, CA (December 4, 2012)—Harman Professional has promoted Scott Robbins to executive vice president of Sales at Harman Professional, effective immediately.
In his new position, Robbins assumes worldwide responsibility for sales operations including management of Harman Professional’s regional sales programs, its target market sales programs and all technical service and support.
In making the appointment, company president Blake Augsburger pointed to Robbins’s leadership, organizational skills and customer empathy: “Scott Robbins has played a pivotal role in building and optimizing Harman Professional’s sales structure. He has also demonstrated a critical appreciation for consistent bottom-line performance and an understanding that for our customers to be successful, they need audio technologies that differentiate them from commodity players. These important characteristics qualify him to lead our worldwide sales initiative and I am confident he will deliver for our customers, our partners and other stakeholders.”
Robbins is a 12-year veteran of Harman Professional, having been with Crown International when it was acquired by Harman in 2000. Prior to his appointment as Vice President of Sales, he was Senior Director of Worldwide Sales, and before that, held a range of senior sales roles with Harman Professional and Crown Audio. Robbins has more than 25 years experience in professional audio sales and previously worked with Bose Professional. He holds an associates degree in Electronic Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Organization Management.
“I am very excited to take on this challenge and expanded responsibility,” Robbins said today. “Harman Professional is a unique organization of great people, world-class brands and category-leading technologies and I consider it an opportunity and an honor to lead the sales efforts for Harman Pro and improve the support for customers across all our brands. Our customers test the thresholds of creative and engineering excellence every day and I am determined to match their creativity and energy with similar commitment.”