d&b audiotechnik has appointed David Claringbold as Chief Marketing Officer. The
former Director of Sydney Opera House, and member of the d&b audiotechnik
Advisory Board, joins the management team effective March 29, reporting directly
to CEO Amnon Harman. Mr Claringbold, who has relocated from Australia to
Germany, succeeds Sabina Berloffa.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Mr Claringbold’s leadership covers marketing
communications, public relations, brand management, market intelligence and
product management. His appointment will support the company as it further
develops its segment strategy particularly within the installation market, while
maintaining a strong position in mobile sectors.
At the iconic Sydney Opera House Mr Claringbold held several senior management
positions over a period of almost twenty years, most recently as Director Theatre
and Events with responsibility for commercial performance, presenter marketing,
technical direction and event operations.
In 2004, Mr Claringbold, who started his career as a musician and sound engineer,
interrupted his engagement at Sydney Opera House for an assignment in London, as
European Sales Manager for American technology company Euphonix. In 2015, he
established his own consultancy specializing in strategy level projects within the
arts, culture and leisure industries.
“David is a leader with an exceptional track record of achievement at the highest
level of the arts, technology, and business, globally. For decades he’s not only been
familiar with the international pro audio industry but also with d&b systems, and
with our values,’ says CEO Amnon Harman. “David has a clear vision of how
markets around the world will change and how new demands and opportunities for
pro audio solutions emerge. Together with David we have initiated “Sound Futures’,
a strategic platform for our future development, which will strengthen d&b and pave
the way for new sound experiences and audio technologies. I am excited that we
could win David for the strategic position as CMO at d&b,’ continues Harman.
“d&b has changed the game in terms of what sound quality – and realizing
expectation – is all about,’ says Mr Claringbold. “My relationship with d&b goes back
to the late 1990s and throughout that time I’ve been continuously impressed by the
quality of the products and engineering. This is really only possible when you have
outstanding talent, and a culture of curiosity within the company. At d&b the focus
is only ever on one thing: developing solutions that go beyond expectation. I’m
absolutely thrilled, and honoured, to be joining the team.’
Mr Claringbold will hold his next public “Sound Futures’ presentation on Wednesday
April 5, as part of the Manufacturers’ Forum at the international trade fair Prolight +
Sound in Frankfurt, Germany.