Industry Mourns Loss of Harman
Condolences and remembrances flowed in throughout the day on Wednesday from all over the consumer electronics world following news of the death of industry giant Dr. Sidney Harman. The founder of Harmon-Kardon, which became Harman International, the former CEO died Tuesday night of leukemia at the age of 92.
“Sidney was a true industry leader who revolutionized the music industry,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, said in a statement. “He was one of the inaugural inductees into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2000, an award that commemorates the impact icons like Sidney had on our industry. With the passing of Sidney, we have lost a good friend and mentor.”
Also issuing condolences was Harman's successor as CEO of Harman International, Dinesh Paliwal.