Prior to joining Crown, Augsburger was vice-president and general manager for two high voltage test and measurement equipment manufacturers - Hipotronics of Brewster, New York and Haefely Test AG of Basel, Switzerland - both Hubbell Incorporated companies. His seven-year tenure with Hubbell, which also included VP positions in engineering, operations and worldwide sales and marketing, was preceded by five years spent with San Diego's Maxwell Laboratories, specialists in pulsed power technologies. Augsburger possesses Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
"We're very pleased that Blake has chosen to accept this position with Crown," said Mark Terry. "His diverse managerial experiences have uniquely prepared him for spearheading what has long been one of the audio industry's most respected brands. Under his capable guidance and leadership, we fully anticipate that Crown will not simply maintain but increase its already impressive levels of fiscal growth, particularly with regard to international markets."