Harman International Industries

Augustin Patino is well known within the Harman headquarters in Northridge California as Auggie. The Patino family has roots within the Harman company (and its brands such as JBL) going back to 1923 when his uncle was hired. Since then, several cousins as well as his father and his sisters have...
Gerald Stanley is without question one of the pioneers in pro audio, working as product engineer for Crown International for several decades.  Over 45 patents have been issued to him over his 45 year career with Crown.  Gerald began working for Crown International, located in Elkhart, Indiana, in...
Floyd Toole recalls that when he was a child his father purchased a large amount of World War II surplus supplies, which contained a generous assortment of electronic gadgets and components. Access to these items ignited his passion for electronics, and he later earned his electrical engineering...
Mark Ureda was a young engineering student when he dreamed of working for JBL.  He had that chance in 1976 for one day (that is a good story), but when that did not work out he joined the aerospace industry for over 25 years.  Then, as if to finally make his dream a reality, Mark was hired by JBL...
Mike van der Logt is the Head of Sales for Lewitt Audio Company. Mike worked in a small music store in his hometown as a teenager, which shaped his passion for musical and audio products. He later served on the Behringer team, selling and marketing the company’s audio equipment. Along the way, Mike...
Alex Voishvillo is the mastermind behind many of the innovative products at Harman, mostly based on his passion and knowledge for all things related to transducers. Born and educated in Russia, Alex was brought to the United States by Gene Czerwinski to work on the loudspeaker products for Cerwin-...
Mathias von Heydekampf enjoys  the pro audio side of the music industry. He was working part time in his father’s car hifi company when he discovered his passion for the pro Audio business.He worked for Bose were he felt he received a great education in Marketing. After having worked many years as...

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