SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In a move to enhance operational efficiency and provide
HARMAN Professional staff with world-class resources to better serve its
customers, the HARMAN Signal Processing Business Unit today broke ground on a
new 50,000-square-foot Technology Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
building will replace the existing Sandy, Utah operation and will serve as
headquarters for more than 160 employees from the BSS Audio, dbx, DigiTech and
Lexicon brands, HARMAN Professional’s Systems Development and Integration Group
responsible for the development of HiQnet™ networking software development and the
HARMAN Corporate Technology Group overseeing company-wide R&D for all
the River Park Business Center in the South Jordan area of Salt Lake City, the new
tech center will include specialized centers for research and development,
product development, hardware and software engineering, sales and marketing and
will also feature a new world-class HARMAN Professional training center.
been a hotbed for innovation and technology as well as the home to HARMAN
Signal Processing brands for over 30 years and we are proud to say it will
continue to be so for years to come. We are building a strong foundation for
the future as this new facility represents our commitment to ongoing
investments and in our operations and our team,” stated TJ Smith, General
Manager, HARMAN Professional Signal Processing Business Unit.
engineered with input from HARMAN team members from various departments, the
building will allow for greater operational collaboration in order to meet the
needs of HARMAN customers who are moving to more systems-based solutions.
envisioning a creative environment optimized for the comfort and productivity
of our team members so they can bring their strongest ideas and put forth their
best effort in ensuring HARMAN customers around the world receive optimal
service and support,” added Smith.
stage of occupation for the new facility is slated for December 2013.
Photo: (left to right): Steve
Sleater, Facilities Manager, Brian Morgan, Associate Director, Software
Engineering, Jackie Riley, Human Resources Manager, TJ Smith, General
Manager, Signal Processing Business Unit, Harold Sullivan, Senior Manager,
designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment
solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by
15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®
and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple
generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the 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 14,600
people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion
for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2013.