Crown Names New President

July 17, 2001

Elkhart, IN

Blake W. Augsburger has recently been appointed to serve as presidentof Crown Audio. The announcement came from Mark Terry, HarmanProfessional Group president.

AugsburgerReporting to Terry, Augsburger isresponsible for overseeing and directing the entire Crown Audiooperation. The manufacturer's three vice presidents (engineering,marketing and sales) and three senior vice presidents (financial,manufacturing and human resources) all now report directly toAugsburger.

Prior to joining Crown, Augsburger was vice president and generalmanager for two high voltage test and measurement equipmentmanufacturers - Hipotronics of Brewster, New York and Haefely Test AGof Basel, Switzerland - both Hubbell Incorporated companies. Hisseven-year tenure with Hubbell, which also included VP positions inengineering, operations and worldwide sales and marketing, was precededby five years spent with San Diego's Maxwell Laboratories, specialistsin pulsed power technologies.

Augsburger possesses Bachelors and Masters degrees in ElectricalEngineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.

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