Harman Pro names new president
WORLD: Mohit Parasher has become president of Harman Professional Solutions. Mr Parasher succeeds Blake Augsburger who will remain with Harman for a short transition period and plans to retire from the field of professional audio to pursue other business interests.
Mr Parasher was previously vice president and general manager for Harman’s Consumer Audio and Professional Solutions businesses in Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for all worldwide operations, strategy and performance of the Professional Solutions division. He will be based at the headquarters for Professional Solutions in the US.
‘Mohit has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and success in general management, sales, marketing and channel management, achieving rapid growth for Harman’s audio brands and Professional Solutions in Asia Pacific,’ said Dinesh C Paliwal, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harman. ‘In addition to his impressive record at Harman, Mohit has more than 20 years of global experience growing audio, video and systems businesses throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. A proven transformation architect in the retail and business-to-business segments, Mohit has the ideal background to evolve our Professional Solutions division to a holistic solutions-based organisation and capitalise on the tremendous growth opportunities before us.
‘Blake has been extremely influential in the evolution of Harman’s Professional portfolio, most recently leading the extension of our capabilities beyond audio and into lighting and enterprise solutions,’ continued Mr Paliwal. ‘We are grateful for his many contributions to the success of the company and wish him well in his future endeavours.’