Audio production company ATK Audiotek has welcomed Michael MacDonald, who is taking over duties as President and assuming leadership of the company’s business development, sales and marketing programs, coincident with the retirement of outgoing President Michael Stahl.
MacDonald joins ATK Audiotek with more than three decades of experience in the professional audio industry, most recently having served for five years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Harman Professional. Prior to Harman, MacDonald operated a successful consulting business at Pilot Business Strategies, where he worked with more than 30 professional audio clients and trade organizations on product and program development, business planning, and marketing and sales, building strong relationships with a diverse array of industry stakeholders. MacDonald has held senior roles at other professional audio manufacturers, including as President of JBL Professional and 10 years in various executive positions with Yamaha International. MacDonald began his career in the audio business in the production industry, working as lead audio engineer on a host of major tours and projects, including Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the GRAMMY Awards and Presidential Debates.
“Having Michael MacDonald join the company is a natural extension of the relationships we have enjoyed for over 30 years,” commented Mikael Stewart, Partner and Vice President of Special Events, ATK Audiotek. “We’re very pleased to welcome him onboard and look forward to his ideas and his energy, just as we are appreciative of Mike Stahl’s massive contribution to ATK since its foundation!”
MacDonald noted, “I am really excited to be moving to ATK Audiotek for the next phase of my career.” He added, “ATK Audiotek is a great company that has been a pioneer in the live event industry and has built a solid business by focusing on superb customer service. I am really flattered that Mikael and Scott [Harmala] have given me the chance to join the team as an ATK partner, and I also appreciate the support Michael Stahl has provided to make this possible.”