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.