STAMFORD, Conn., September 12- HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that effective immediately, Darrin Shewchuk will serve as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, reporting to HARMAN President and Chief Executive Officer, Dinesh C. Paliwal.
Mr. Shewchuk is a HARMAN veteran, serving in progressively senior roles in the communications function since joining the company in 2008. In this position, he will have responsibility for external, internal and digital corporate communications, global communications, government relations, corporate social responsibility, change management and community relations activities.
“Darrin brings a valuable blend of experience in corporate and marketing communications, as well as significant automotive technology expertise that has made him a trusted advisor and partner to HARMAN’s management team,” said Mr. Paliwal. “Darrin has been influential in solidifying HARMAN’s role in the connected car and autonomous driving space through executive thought leadership, corporate media relations, and integrated corporate initiatives. We are pleased to have him at the helm of our communications team, continuing to serve as a key contributor to HARMAN’s visibility and reputation.”
Over the past three decades, Mr. Shewchuk has served in corporate communications roles of increasing responsibility in both Canada and the U.S. He joined HARMAN as Director of Corporate Communications and was elevated to Senior Director, Corporate Communications in 2015, where he was responsible for leading strategic communication programs for the company’s Connected Car business unit. Prior to HARMAN, Mr. Shewchuk served in key communications roles at technology companies including Blackberry/QNX Software and Bell Canada. He holds a degree in journalism from Carleton University of Ottawa and a certificate in management and leadership from Yale University.
Mr. Shewchuk is based at Harman’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
HARMAN International (harman.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., 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 services supporting the Internet of Things. 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. Our 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 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
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