Harman International Industries

David Angress has spent his career in the technology and specialty products markets, holding several senior executive positions in retail, manufacturing and installation segments at companies including Guitar Center, Harman, and Sound Genesis. Angress was an essential member of the core group of...
Joe Baldi became active in a rock band at a young age and formed a group that toured much of New England in the 1970s and 80s. When needing gear, he often visited EU Wurlitzer in Boston. One day he was offered a job at the store and took it. He later remarked it was one of his favorite jobs as he...
Bryan Bradley proudly states in his NAMM interview that he has had several mentors throughout his career that helped him grow and develop within the industry.  Among those mentors were Gene Joly and Morty Manus.  Bryan wrote songs for several television projects before becoming a buyer for Guitar...
John Carpanini worked side by side with Robert Wilson at Sound Technology for just over 18 years. Perhaps considered a baptism of fire? The job was John’s introduction to the industry and one that grew with love and passion for music. John is a talented guitar player and has studied music for many...
Peter Chaikin was still in high school when he knew in his heart what he wanted to be when he grew up: a recording engineer.  He was fortunate enough to be mentored by the iconic engineer, Phil Ramone, who helped connect Peter with Chris Stone at the Record Plant.  Mr. Stone was also an early...
Howard Durbin was hired by RCA following World War II and worked within the engineering department on improving the phonograph record.  He was assigned to the team that addressed unbreakable 78s and later on the team that developed the 45 record and still later the Red Seal LP.  He attended the...
Mark Gander is the resident historian for JBL and for good reason. Mark has worked for the company for over 40 years, including a long period as Vice President of Marketing for JBL Professional under Sidney Harman. Mark's main focus has been product development and engineering. In fact, he worked...
Jim Garrett had music and art engrained in his life at young age. Garrett found playing music was a great way to break out of his shell when he was young. His first job was at Best Buy and from there he became the Department Supervisor for their Audio Department. He later became the District...
Henry Goldansky remembers very clearly his father recording his mother singing Opera. The concept of preserving sound was fascinating to young Henry and he soon joined a Hi Fi Club and began an intense study of loud speakers. He worked for Cerwin-Vega for over sixteen years, helping to build...
Greg Jones grew up in Los Angeles and sang for a number of rock bands, which gave him the opportunity to write music.  His songs can be heard on the television show "Smallville."  Greg’s interest in pro lighting lead to a sales rep job for Martin Lighting, which added a new element to his career....

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