NORTHRIDGE, California– Effective immediately, JBL Professional has appointed Paul Bauman to the position of Senior Manager, Tour Sound. In his new position, Bauman will lead product development efforts for JBL's world-class VERTEC® line array systems and oversee the continuing integration of JBL's tour sound products with other brands within the HARMAN family while reporting to head of marketing Mark Gander.
Bauman has been a member of the JBL Professional team for the past five years, holding the position of Director, Tour Sound Product and Application Engineering until taking over as Senior Manager, Product Development, Tour Sound in March 2011. Bauman has more than 27 years of professional audio and global touring industry experience, including key positions at L-Acoustics, Maryland Sound International and Adamson Systems Engineering. Bauman's background comprises loudspeaker and sound reinforcement design, live sound system engineering and mixing, as well as studio mixing, engineering and producing (including radio broadcast).
“It's a very exciting time to be in the tour sound industry and recent developments such as the JBL Line Array Calculator II, V5 DSP Presets, JBL HiQnet Performance Managerâ„¢, Crown VRack and the Powered by Crown iAPP demonstrate our commitment to providing a complete system solution for VERTEC,” Bauman noted. “These developments lay an important system-level foundation for the future and I am looking forward to helping grow JBL's leadership position in the market with new technological breakthroughs and a steadfast commitment to providing the best customer support in the industry.”
Bauman has earned a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University (Canada); a master's degree in physics from the University of Waterloo (Canada); and engaged in doctorate-candidate studies at Chalmers University of Technology's Department of Applied Acoustics (Sweden).
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.8 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2011.