HARMAN Professional Hosts Indiana Chamber of Commerce Connect and Collaborate 2015 Series Event at Elkhart Facility

ELKHART, Indiana - Underscoring its commitment to the local Elkhart community as well as business and commerce statewide, HARMAN's Elkhart, Indiana facility will host the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's upcoming Connect and Collaborate event on Tuesday, June 9th. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Connect and Collaborate series provides information from various business leaders from across the state highlighting how organizations can save costs on energy and other valuable insights for Indiana Businesses.

At the event, John Fitzgerald, Vice President and General Manager of HARMAN's Signal Processing and Amplifier Business Units, will discuss HARMAN's GreenEdge™ program and explain the goals, which included increasing efficiency of all products, reducing weight and implementing a comprehensive exchange program so older product would not end up in landfills. Fitzgerald will also join a panel discussion on energy and sustainability related issues with Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar and Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy Vince Griffin.

HARMAN's Elkhart facility serves as the company's Professional Division headquarters for its amplifier business unit and employs over 200 people in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, programming, sales and management. HARMAN's Crown Amplifier brand has been in Elkhart since the company's founding in 1947.

“Having a deep history in Elkhart, we have a strong appreciation for our connection to the local community and are honored by the opportunity to share our experiences and strengthen our relationship with business leaders both in Elkhart and statewide. Indiana has demonstrated a strong commitment to addressing energy consumption among businesses and we understand from our own efforts in this area that in addition to being the responsible choice it also makes a company more competitive and profitable long-term,” stated Fitzgerald.

“The Indiana Chamber truly values the leadership of companies like HARMAN that so generously open up their facilities for the benefit of the local community. We appreciate the willingness of John and his team to share their knowledge and experiences with other area business leaders. We thank our Elkhart area members for their investment as we continue our work in producing the best possible business climate for Indiana companies and their associates,” stated Kevin Brinegar, President and CEO, Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Connect and Collaborate Series please visit: www.indianachamber.com/connect.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company's software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.
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