STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, announced today that Avi N. Reichental has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors effective April 1, 2015, bringing the size of the Board to 10 directors.
Reichental is President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems, a leading provider of advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions. Since joining 3D Systems in 2003, his passion to democratize the design-to-manufacturing process has driven the company’s growth and positioned it as a global 3D content-to-print leader. Today, 3D Systems equips professionals and consumers across all industries with the tools necessary to bring ideas to life – through state-of-the-art 3D printers, print materials, cloud-sourced custom parts and more.
“Avi is an entrepreneur, technologist and visionary with a profound global view of innovation, engineering and entrepreneurship that will be immensely valuable to HARMAN,” said Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman, President, and CEO of HARMAN. “Avi disrupted an industry and showed that success comes in challenging the status quo. I am very pleased he is joining our strong and diverse Board of Directors as we continue to transform HARMAN and prepare for long-term profitable growth.”
Prior to his role with 3D Systems, Reichental served in a number of senior executive positions with Sealed Air Corporation during his successful 22-year career there.
Reichental was named one of Popular Mechanics magazine’s Top 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream in 2014 and Fortune magazine’s Top 50 People In Business in 2013. He was a recipient of the Financial Times Boldness in Business award in 2012 and received the regional E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011. He currently serves as faculty co-chair of the Additive Manufacturing Program at Singularity University and is a member of the XPRIZE innovation board, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum board and the National Children's Oral Health Foundation board.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.