Northridge, CA (November 5, 2009)–Harman Professional has created a new senior executive position, head of corporate development, and has named business development leader, Jim H. Huang, to fill the role. He will be responsible for driving growth strategies, including market analysis, M&A activities and emerging market initiatives, such as branding, channel strategy, and local sourcing and manufacturing.
Huang will also work with David Jin and M. Lakshminarayan, China and India country managers, and with Charles Owen, vice president of corporate strategy, to dovetail Harman Professional strategies with the Harman corporate strategy.
Huang has more than 10 years of professional consulting experience. Prior to Harman, he was a lead engagement manager in the transaction advisory practice of Ernst & Young, with experience in over 40 M&A transactions with total value in excess of $15 billion. He has supported strategic and private equity buyers in a wide variety of industries, including retail, consumer products, construction, high technology, media, entertainment, restaurants, pharmaceuticals, communications, manufacturing, business services, sport franchise and staffing/professional services. He has also supported the divestiture of a number of public and private companies, including pre-sale due diligence, seller due diligence and reverse due diligence.
Commenting on his new position, Huang noted, “I am very pleased to join this dynamic, ambitious team at the helm of a great company of innovative products and proven brands. I am confident that the direction Harman is on will deliver considerable growth in the months and years ahead, and I look forward to contributing to that growth.”