Audio industry veteran Jim Garrett has been hired to serve as market manager for the Harman High Performance A/V brands, Mark Levinson, Lexicon, Revel, and JBL Synthesis.
Harman's Jim Garrett most recently worked for CEDIA and Klipsch
Garrett brings more than 18 years of industry experience in both research-and-development for audio-engineering and high-end home audio marketing, and will use this experience to continue the expansion of Harman’s Revel, Mark Levinson, JBL Synthesis, and Lexicon brands, the company says.
Before joining the Harman team, Garrett worked at CEDIA where he was the director of technical training for the Education Department and the staff liaison for the instructor pool, sales representatives, and EST Content Action teams.
Prior to his time at CEDIA, Garrett worked as a consultant for Velodyne Acoustics and spent nine years at Klipsch Group Inc. where he was director of product planning. While at Klipsch, Garrett led the development of numerous audio product lines for the Klipsch and Aragon brands, including a complete suite of THX Ultra2-certified electronics and speaker system and the Palladium and Reference Series lines of loudspeakers.
Garrett’s career started with stints in retail beginning with three years at Best Buy as an assistant store manager and four and a half years in sales and management at a CEDIA channel specialty retailer and integrator. At Harman, Garrett will be responsible for new product roadmaps, marketing strategy, and marketing communications for the High Performance A/V Brands.
“Jim’s experience as a product planning manager and his time in retail put him in the perfect position to carry out a long and successful career with Harman High Performance A/V,” said Marc Kellom, vice president of marketing for Harman High Performance A/V. “We’re all very confident that he will make an immediate and profound contribution to the team and we are excited to begin working with him.”