January 15, 2013
Underscoring its leadership position in the global loudspeaker marketplace with JBL Professional, HARMAN Professional today named Bryan Bradley as Vice President, General Manager of its Loudspeaker Business Unit. A proven senior executive with deep experience in professional audio and MI, Bradley will operate from HARMAN Professional’s Northridge, California headquarters and will report directly to HARMAN Professional President Blake Augsburger. Bradley will be responsible for all aspects of JBL Professional operations and continued development.
According to Augsburger, Bryan Bradley is a strong addition to HARMAN Professional’s business and his leadership of the Loudspeaker Business Unit will immediately and positively impact the company, its partners and customers. “I am pleased to have an individual of Bryan Bradley’s caliber join our executive team and I am confident that his skills and leadership will make our Loudspeaker Business Unit more efficient with a unique capacity to provide customers in all geographic and vertical markets with high-performing, innovative technologies that address their needs and opportunities. Bryan’s experience in the retail market will also provide HARMAN Professional with valuable perspective in development of programs and marketing and I look forward to working with him to improve our approach and advance our business.”
Bryan Bradley joins HARMAN Professional having served as COO of Alfred Music since February 2009. At Alfred Music, he helped optimize the company’s operations including artist relations, business affairs, business development, marketing and sales. He also led third-party initiatives including those with Pearson Publishing, Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad. Prior to joining Alfred, Bryan Bradley worked for music retailer Guitar Center, Inc. for eight years, during which he held various positions including overseeing pro audio/recording merchandise, Guitar Center Professional marketing and product marketing. He also served on Guitar Center’s Strategic Planning Group, working on large-scale strategic initiatives for Guitar Center and its subsidiaries Musician’s Friend and Music and Arts. Bryan Bradley holds a BA from Colorado State University and an MBA from California Lutheran University.
Commenting on his appointment, Bryan Bradley noted, “I am very pleased to join HARMAN Professional and to lead the Loudspeaker Business Unit. The unique coupling of strong brands, excellent engineering and great people is very attractive to me and I look forward to adding value wherever possible. I am eager to work with the HARMAN Professional leadership team and our customers and channel partners to advance great audio and these great brands.”