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HARMAN Professional Appoints Martin Collins to Oversee Themed Entertainment

Orlando, FL, USA (November 13, 2012) — HARMAN Professional today announced the appointment of Martin Collins to lead Themed Entertainment as a Target Market Specialist. Collins will be reporting directly to Van Williamson, Manager- Business Development, HARMAN Professional, creating comprehensive audio systems solutions for Themed Entertainment.

Collins’ experience includes design and technical management positions both as staff and consultant for major Entertainment Developers. He was an Owner and Operational Manager for Large Project Development and Operations at Tech Services Group Inc. where he worked for 14 years. He also previously held positions as Technical Manager or Designer in the Professional Audio Industry in Hollywood for Paramount Pictures while also designing and implementing solutions for clients in the markets of education, entertainment, and dealing with large projects such as the 1996 Olympics, and major sports facilities.

“The combination of market-proven audio solutions and IDX paging solutions make HARMAN uniquely positioned to provide a turnkey solution that address the unique requirements of this market,” stated Collins. “By providing theme parks with high reliability, high performance, audio solutions we will enable them to further enhance the attractions they already have and immediately provide a better overall experience.”

“Martin’s background provides him with a deep understanding of the needs of the themed entertainment sector. This appointment underscores our commitment to assisting theme park managers in addressing the challenges they face in deploying audio systems that not only sound great but are also completely reliable through constant heavy use,” added Williamson.

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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