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Harman Professional Strengthens India Sales Team To Support Emerging Market Strategy

Robin Ghose (Regional Sales Manager- West); Kaushal Garg(National Sales Manager); Vibhor Khanna (Regional Sales Manager- North)

In a move that further strengthens its India sales and support infrastructure with over 40 years of combined A/V sales experience, Harman Professional today announced the creation of three new sales teams positions and the appointments of Kaushal Garg, Robin Ghose, and Vibhor Khanna to fill the roles. The new additions will serve as the national sales manager and the regional sales managers for North and West India, respectively, and will be directed by Harman Professional’s Senior Director of Sales for Asia, David McKinney.

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Garg, an electrical engineer with a degree in management from AIMA, comes to Harman with 22 years of experience at Bhartia Cutler Hammer, a switchgear company, and most recently Bose India, where he was the head of the Professional Division for sales for the past 12 years. At Harman, he will work with his team to generate demand in India for Harman Professional products across all markets - including MI, broadcast/recording, cinema, tour-sound and more – using various sales, channel network and business development strategies.

Reporting to Garg, Ghose will be responsible for providing support for all of Harman Professional’s sales initiatives in Western India. Ghose is also an electrical engineer who specializes in telecommunications. Before coming to Harman, Ghose worked for nine years at various different Audio-Visual and electronics companies, where he gained experience in sales, distribution, channel management and product operations.

Before coming to Harman, Khanna spent a total of nine years working in AV sales, with eight of those years working as the Regional Sales Manager for North and South India at Bose. Prior to Bose, he worked in Skyweb India as a Senior Executive in Corporate Relations. In his new position, Khanna will focus on the sales portfolio for Harman Professional’s Northern region, and will report directly to Garg, who will in turn report directly to David McKinney.

“Everyone at Harman Professional is very excited to welcome Kaushal, Robin and Vibhor to the team in India,” said David McKinney, Senior Director of Sales for Asia, Harman Professional. “They will all be working closely with our marketing & communications, technical support and service teams to develop new strategies and initiatives that will ultimately bring a greater level of support to dealers, customers and channel partners throughout all of India, and we are confident that each member will make a different but equally important contribution to that goal.”

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About Harman

Harman designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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