December 20, 2016
Newly created position will place strategic focus on continuing momentum and growth across EMEA region
LONDON—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the world’s leading provider of audio, lighting, video and control products and systems, today named Chris Smith as Vice President, EMEA, Professional Solutions Division. This strategic appointment is designed to ensure that HARMAN continues to stay focused and supportive on a local level. In this newly created position, Smith will be responsible for building on both the current momentum and the considerable demand for HARMAN’s unrivalled solutions across the region.
“Throughout his career, Chris has demonstrated exceptional leadership and success in managing teams and developing businesses in EMEA, and we are excited to welcome him to HARMAN,” said Kevin Morrison, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Unit for HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Chris has the ideal background to help us build on our momentum and explore new opportunities as we continue to grow across the region.”
As a key leader within HARMAN’s customer-centric organization, Chris will manage the EMEA team and drive regional growth, while also prioritizing local support so that the company continues meeting its high standards of customer service globally.
“At HARMAN, we are uniquely positioned to add genuine value to our customers, as a partner and not just a supplier,” said Smith. “Thanks to the all-encompassing nature of our product range, with its unrivalled collection of individual brands, we are able to have compelling conversations with our clients across a broad range of markets and applications. I look forward to driving these conversations and leveraging HARMAN’s global presence while empowering my teams to be proactive and responsive to the needs of their local markets.”
Smith brings extensive senior sales leadership experience in building and running teams in the EMEA region where he has held sales and business development leadership positions with technology manufacturers, leading EMEA distributors and system integrators.