The InstallAwards 2015 Grand Prix was awarded to Harman Professional. Presenting the award to Dave McKinney, general manager of Harman’s mixer strategic business unit, Installation editor Paddy Baker said: "The InstallAwards Grand Prix is presented to a company or individual that has played a major role in shaping the integrated systems landscape... Not content with developing a portfolio of highly successful and synergistic audio brands, Harman has expanded into other key technologies such as lighting, video and control, by means of strategic acquisitions."
He continued: "Now the company has nearly all the installation industry’s key technologies under its belt, the stage is set for some very exciting developments in audio, video and lighting system solutions."
Interviewed backstage after the awards presentation, McKinney said: "It's great recognition for something we've been doing over the last couple of years" – transforming Harman Professional into "an audio-video-lighting-control" company.
Accepting the award alongside McKinney were Harman colleagues Mike Walker, UK sales director at Martin Professional, and Karl Chapman, sales director at Studer Professional.
Watch the video of the backstage interview here: