STAMFORD, CT – Harman International Industries (NYSE:HAR) said today that the Company and its employees have raised more than $260,000 through a month-long initiative to aid the residents of Haiti following a recent earthquake in the island nation. In cooperation with the American Red Cross, Harman established a dedicated web site to process employee contributions which it fully matched in addition to a corporate contribution.
“The scale of these recent events is almost unimaginable and has touched hearts across our team,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Harman Chairman, President and CEO. “We are privileged to share the good fortune that so many of us take for granted with the millions who have been affected. Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Haiti and other nations touched by tragedy, and the dedicated relief workers who have rushed to their aid.”
Harman employees across the Americas, Europe and Asia contributed to the initiative. All contributions were designated to the Red Cross International Response fund, providing flexibility for use following similar recent natural disasters in other regions.
Harman has partnered with the Red Cross previously for international relief, conducting a similar employee matching program following the Myanmar cyclone and China earthquake in 2008.
VP of Human Resources John Stacey and Chief Executive Dinesh Paliwal present a check for $260,000 representing the Company and its employees’ response to Haiti earthquake relief to Lyn Fine McCarthy and Dianne Auger, American Red Cross Connecticut Region.
Dinesh Paliwal, a resident of Greenwich, CT, was honored by the American Red Cross in 2006 for his fund-raising efforts to aid victims of the southern US hurricanes and Asian tsunami. The Company is based in Stamford, CT.
Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com), designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs about 10,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands spans some 15 leading names including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, and Mark Levinson. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.