Harman has named Mohit Parasher, as its new executive vice president and president of the Professional Solutions Division, effective immediately.
Parasher was previously VP and general manager for Harman’s consumer audio and professional solutions businesses in Asia Pacific. He joins the Harman executive committee and reports to Dinesh C. Paliwal, chairman, president and CEO of Harman.
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.
“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 Paliwal. “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 B2B 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.”
Parasher is responsible for all worldwide operations, strategy and performance of the Professional Solutions division and he will be based at the headquarters for Professional Solutions in Northridge, California.
“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 Paliwal. “We are grateful for his many contributions to the success of the company and wish him well in his future endeavours.”