Dec 20, 2011


Harry McGee to Spearhead Operations at Soundcraft, Studer and AKG - New Senior Operations Director reports to Andy Trott in the UK

POTTERS BAR, United KingdomExperienced international production and operations executive Harry McGee has joined HARMAN's Mixer, Microphones and Headphones business unit based in Potters Bar UK.

McGee, who holds a BSc in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, started his career in the US Air Force heading up Operations and later moved on to US Defense Contract Management Command, as Group Operations Director, Northern Europe before taking on civilian roles running Operations for DeLaRue, as General Manager, Dione Plc as Senior VP Operations and Vados Systems Ltd as, Chief Operating Officer.

During this time McGee gained his Six Sigma Green Belt and implemented LEAN and Continuous Improvement programmes in each of these previous positions. Passionate about quality and Execution Excellence, McGee said, "This is a great time to join HARMAN with such intense focus on Production and Quality across all the brands. I'm keen to bring many of the lessons learned from my military and civilian roles to bear on our business and to accelerate further still, the continuous improvements we've already made. Ours is a fascinating business spanning high-end custom, hand built consoles, through to high volume products all of which must meet the highest quality standards and performance levels, I'm looking forward to it immensely."

Andy Trott, Vice President and General Manager of the Mixer, Microphones and Headphones business added, "Harry is the ideal leader to take our operations function to the next level. We have so many new products to introduce over the coming months that we need to ensure we are able to increase capacity whilst not only maintaining our excellent quality levels, but importantly, taking them to the next level."

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