HARMAN Appoints Henry Tirri as Chief Technology Officer

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HARMAN
International Industries
, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier
connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise
markets, today announced that Henry Tirri will join the company as
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective June 1,
2016. Tirri will join the HARMAN Executive Committee and report to
Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
HARMAN.


Tirri will lead HARMAN’s technology strategy, with responsibility for
all R&D activities and advanced research projects, to bring innovative
high-impact technical solutions to HARMAN’s portfolio of products and
services. Based in Stamford, he will oversee directly more than 60
engineers and technologists in HARMAN’s Corporate Technology and
indirectly approximately 12,000 engineers throughout the world.

“Henry is a world-class leader in technology strategy, with deep
expertise in the disciplines that touch our businesses, particularly
centered around the Connected Car, mobility, analytics and IoT. His
vision extends far beyond our current universe into technologies that
will define the future of the connected lifestyle,” said Paliwal. Henry
has been living in Silicon Valley for more than a decade and has built
an excellent network with leading corporate and academic innovation hubs
globally. “Henry’s tech network in California and his global view, his
mastery of complex technology development and delivery and his
background in technology transfer and commercialization will be a
significant advantage to our internal technology teams, customers and
partners around the world, and we are thrilled he is joining HARMAN.”

With a unique background as an academic, corporate technologist,
executive and entrepreneur, Tirri has extensive experience leading and
converting cutting edge technology development, product management and
intellectual property into high growth business opportunities on a
global scale. From 2004 to 2015, Tirri held technology leadership roles
of increasing responsibility at Nokia, helping usher the transformation
of the company from a mobile device manufacturer to one of today’s
leaders in communication infrastructure and technology licensing. As
Executive Vice President and CTO, and member of the Nokia Leadership
Team, he was responsible for setting Nokia’s technology agenda, owned
all forward-looking R&D and drove Nokia’s core innovation.

Prior to joining Nokia, Tirri was a tenured Professor of Computer
Science, Head of the Graduate School and the Intelligent Systems
Laboratory at the University of Helsinki, leading a world-class research
group in probabilistic modeling. He has held various academic positions
including Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin;
Research Scientist at Microelectronics and Computer Technology
Corporation (MCC); Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories;
and Visiting Scientist at NASA AMES, Visiting Professor at Stanford
University and an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at University
of California at Berkeley. He is the author and co-author of numerous
academic papers in various fields of computer science, social sciences
and statistics and holds many patents in information technology.

Tirri holds Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science
from the University of Helsinki, Finland and an Honorary Doctorate from
University of Tampere. His personal research interests span from
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, information theory and
analytics to the programmable world/Internet of Things.

ABOUT HARMAN

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 29,000 people across the
Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.7 billion during the
12 months ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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Contacts

Darrin Shewchuk, +1 203-328-3500
Senior Director, Corporate
Communications
darrin.shewchuk@harman.com