Dec 10, 2010


Soundcraft Studer Accelerates New Product Development

--HARMAN’s Mixer business invests in new programme management skills to optimise new product development.

Soundcraft Studer has recruited Garry Blackmore, previously Programmes Manager at Xerox, to spearhead a wave of new product developments as part of its rapid growth strategy.

Garry has a background in research and development having worked on developing Xerox's multifunction systems, and has a BSC in Computer Science. He also qualified as a Prince2 practitioner with experience in electronics design, software development, systems engineering and project management across the UK, USA and Asia.

"Garry joins us at a time when we are turning a performance corner, said head of HARMAN's Mixer business Andy Trott (Vice President & General Manager, Mixing and Microphones & Headphones). "We have delivered the first two phases of our growth strategy and now aim to accelerate projects even faster. With Garry's skills and experience I am confident we'll continue taking market share and providing our customers with even more irresistible products.”

BIackmore adds, "I hope to use my experience to help develop a project management methodology that helps us release even more products to our quality, cost and delivery targets; the pro audio industry is such an amazing business to join, it has been a pleasure to meet so many dedicated and knowledgeable staff already, which bodes well for the future."

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