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In a move that reflects the positivity that has underpinned LEA Professional’s emergence to the centerstage of professional audio and systems integration, the company today announced the promotion of charter team member, Brian Pickowitz, from Senior Director of Sales & Marketing to Vice President of Marketing.  According to Blake Augsburger, Founder and CEO of LEA Professional, the promotion underscores Pickowitz’s contribution to LEA Professional’s development as an established AV industry player but also his ideas and energy for the next phase of growth.

“Since joining the team, Brian has taken ownership of key parts of our organization and his actions and ideas have been foundational to our success,” Augsburger said today.  “Just like every member of our executive team, Brian understands we cannot rest on our early success and he is actively developing our marketing programs and helping build LEA Professional’s global organization and amplifier and connected infrastructure platforms.”

As Vice President of Marketing, Brian Pickowitz will lead the development and implementation of LEA Professional’s marketing programs including channel and partner marketing, product specifications and roadmaps, advertising, public relations, social media and web.  “The LEA Professional brand has strong exposure and understanding in the marketplace,” said Pickowitz. “Our goal is to sustain the brand exposure in the channel, expose end-user communities to the unique value of our offerings and explain our vision for amplifier and connected infrastructure platforms!  I believe that we can do this in an innovative, comprehensive manner and look forward to working with our team here to do exactly that!”

Brian Pickowitz received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and joined Crown International 2004.  There, he held successively senior engineering and marketing roles, specializing in tour sound.  In 2015, at a pivotal time of considerable opportunity in the global tour sound market, Pickowitz was selected to lead Harman Professional group-wide sales for tour sound in North America and Latin America.  He was promoted to Director of Global Business Development, Touring and Performing Arts, for Harman Professional in 2018 and was hand-picked by Augsburger to join LEA Professional’s executive team in late 2018.

About LEA:

Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, LEA Professional was founded to provide dealer/integrators in the professional AV market with the highest-performing, best-connected amplifier technology possible. Privately held, LEA Professional is led by industry veterans with proven capabilities on the executive, engineering and channel aspects of professional AV. The company was founded in 2019 and is organized to be a major force in professional AV. Visit to learn more and follow LEA at,, and

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