Ureda to Head Harman Loudspeaker Group

Moves from aerospace to audio space
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Mark Ureda has been named vice president and general manager of Harman International Professional Loudspeaker Group. The group consists of JBL Professional and the recently acquired Selenium, a Brazil-based maker of live sound and installation speakers.

Ureda arrives from Northrup Grumman Corp. where he most recently had been vice president, Corporate Strategy.

Despite the aerospace experience, Ureda has a background in acoustics. He received a master of science in acoustics from Penn State University and also has a master of business administration from UCLA. He started his career at Altec Lansing; there he was credited with developing the constant directivity horn and a number of patents. He has been a technical consultant to JBL since 1999.

He succeeds John Carpanini, who moved over to Harman’s automotive division.