Effective immediately, Ureda takes over from John Carpanini, who led JBL Professional and was promoted to a new position in Harman's automotive division. The Loudspeaker Group comprises JBL Professional and Selenium.
Ureda joins from Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global defence company, where he had been employed since 1985. At Northrop, he held the position of vice president, corporate strategy, where he was responsible for corporate strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and competitive analysis.
According to Blake Augsburger, Harman Professional chief executive officer, Ureda brings a unique combination of technology expertise, management experience and proven leadership skills to provide the Harman Professional Loudspeaker Group with the stewardship necessary for continued growth, market leadership and a culture of excellence.
"What makes Mark ideal for this position is his broad understanding of the values, heritage and potential of both JBL Professional and Selenium," Augsburger said. "We are very pleased that he has elected to take this position and I am confident that his leadership will serve as a platform for a host of innovations and the delivery of the quality and performance that our customers demand."