Harman announces new general manager for China

Harman Professional has announced the appointment of Frank Xiao as the senior director and general manager of China operations. Xiao has previously spent 13 years with Christie Digital Systems, becoming general manager of Christie China in 2007.

The appointment was necessitated by the fact that Harman Profession promoted David McKinney, who previously held the general manager of China operations post, to vice president and general manager of its mixer division. The appointment sees McKinney take charge of global operations for both Studer and Soundcraft.

It also marks his departure from Asia, following long and successful stints in charge of the company’s operations first in India and then in China. Having worked for Harman Pro for 11 years in four different countries, Mr McKinney will now be based in Potters Bar in the UK, reporting directly to Harman Pro president Blake Augsburger.