ARLINGTON, VA -- Dr. Sidney Harman, Executive Chairman of Harman International Industries, has been selected to rec...
February 28, 2002
ARLINGTON, VA — Dr. Sidney Harman, Executive Chairman of Harman International Industries, has been selected to receive the Electronic Industries Alliance’s (EIA) Medal of Honour for 2002.
The EIA Medal of Honour is an annual award, presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the electronics industry. In a press statement, the Alliance said Dr. Harman was chosen for “his unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation and human development, both in the electronics industry and the greater community.”
As founder of Harman International, Dr. Harman was one of a handful of pioneers who created the high fidelity industry. He developed the first integrated receiver nearly 50 years ago, and helped expand the company into a leading player in the home, professional and automotive markets. Dr. Harman was also one of the first inductees into the Consumer Electronics Association’s Hall of Fame.
Harman’s effort to improve education and to advance the relationship between management and labour led to his appointment as Deputy Secretary of Commerce by then-President Jimmy Carter.
Dr. Harman will receive the award at the EIA’s Government/Industry dinner on April 23, which is held in conjunction with EIA’s Annual Spring Conference.