AKG Inaugurates a New Era With a New President
Nov 16, 2005 4:55 PM
A new chapter in the history of AKG Acoustics began on Oct. 1, 2005, when Stefan Gubi assumed responsibility as president of the company. Gubi succeeds Hugo Lenhard Backhaus, who left AKG at the end of June 2005. “To me, AKG was always one of the most outstanding Austrian enterprises,” Gubi says. “As a music enthusiast, it is fascinating to me to lead an organization which is pre-eminent in the international world of music and audio technology.”
With more than 50 engineers engaged full-time in research and development, AKG is widely recognized as an innovator in microphone, headphone, and wireless technology. During its 58 years of existence, the company has registered more than 1,500 worldwide patents. As the new president of AKG, Gubi has taken on the mission of expanding the brand’s global market share to match its technology leadership. “Our major market focus is presently on the USA,” Gubi explains, “where we will realize our potential by working more closely with our sister Harman Pro brands (BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, JBL, Lexicon, Studer, and Soundcraft), particularly in the field of touring concert sound.”
Stefan Gubi is an industry veteran with a 20-year-plus track record in sales, marketing, and general management. His resume includes positions on the executive committee of the Austrian IT firm Kapsch Business Com AG, as managing director of the Upper Austrian National Publishing House, and in senior management positions with Ericsson Austria.
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