STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced today that Rob Nail has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors effective September 15, 2015, with the Board now comprised of 11 directors in total.
Nail is Chief Executive Officer and Associate Founder of Singularity University, the educational institution and business accelerator committed to creating positive global impact through exponential technologies. Since joining Singularity University in 2011, Nail has driven the organization’s growth and helped extend its reach and capability to educate, inspire and empower people all over the world.
“Rob brings a rare combination of entrepreneurship, technological expertise and passion for making the world a better place through innovation, that makes him a unique and valuable addition to HARMAN,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President, and CEO of HARMAN. “Rob has proven himself a visionary throughout his career, assembling and elevating the performance of the teams he has assembled and building multiple businesses into thriving and sustainable enterprises. I am pleased to welcome him to the HARMAN Board of Directors as we continue our own journey to make the world more connected, entertaining, personalized and productive.”
Prior to joining Singularity University, Nail co-founded Velocity 11, developing automation equipment and robotics for cancer research and drug discovery. Following Velocity 11’s acquisition by Agilent Technologies, the global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, Nail served as General Manager for the Automation Solutions Division.
In addition to his role with Singularity University, Nail is Co-Founder and Director of Alite Designs, a San Francisco-based adventure gear company. He also serves as Director of Light & Motion, the leading California manufacturer of personal lighting systems and LED bike lights.
Nail was recently named #7 in a list of the world’s top 100 compassionate business leaders by Salt Magazine, a publication for game changers and innovators, powered by the belief that compassion in business will shape a better world.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.