After completing the acquisition of Martin Professional in early March and in turn creating a lighting business unit within Harman Professional, Harman has announced key promotions in the new division.
According to Blake Augsburger, President Harman Professional, the moves will position the business unit for optimal development while capitalising on selective shared resources and relationships with Harman Professional.
Lars Dige Knudsen (pictured) has been promoted to vice president, general manager, Lighting Strategic Business Unit, Harman Professional. A 17-year veteran of Martin Professional, Knudsen leaves the position of CFO and takes over from Martin Professional’s previous CEO Christian Engsted.
Villads Thomsen has been promoted to vice president, Global Sales, Lighting Strategic Business Unit. Thomsen, previously vice president of sales, EMEA at Martin Professional, has held senior sales leadership positions over a 14-year career at the lighting company.