The Connected Future of Audio, with CEO Michael Mauser

The Next Wave | Michael Mauser
6/30/2021

​​​Sound is everywhere, from our cars, to events, and our workouts, and HARMAN is at the center. In this episode of HARMAN’s interview series “The Next Wave,” Young Sohn sits down with our CEO Michael Mauser to talk about everything from his career, the future of HARMAN, what’s next in the world of audio, driving on the Autobahn and how the supply chain and all of us will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michael Mauser is President and Chief Executive Officer of HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Prior to being named President & CEO, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the daily business operations of HARMAN's automotive, lifestyle, and professional solutions divisions, as well as strategy, manufacturing, sales, procurement and operations.

​Since joining HARMAN in 1997, Michael has held several senior management positions of increasing responsibility, including co-president of HARMAN's Automotive division, co-president of HARMAN's Infotainment division, and president of HARMAN's Lifestyle division. Michael was also Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of HARMAN's Automotive division until 2010. Prior to joining HARMAN, Michael spent seven years with Daimler-Benz Aerospace Inc. – now Airbus Group SE – where he worked in various controlling and finance positions. Michael holds an industrial MBA from the University of Stuttgart in Germany.

Michael Mauser

Michael Mauser

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Mauser is President and Chief Executive Officer of HARMAN, and regional head of HARMAN Europe. HARMAN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Previously, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the daily business operations of HARMAN's connected car, lifestyle audio and professional solutions divisions, as well as strategy, manufacturing, sales, procurement and operations. Working closely with the Senior Leadership Committee (SLC), he played an integral role in the development of business strategies that ensure alignment with HARMAN's short- and long-term objectives.

Since joining HARMAN in 1997, Michael has held several senior management positions of increasing responsibility, including co-president of HARMAN's Automotive division, co-president of HARMAN's Infotainment division, and president of HARMAN's Lifestyle division. Michael was also Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of HARMAN's Automotive division until 2010.

Prior to joining HARMAN, Michael spent seven years with Daimler-Benz Aerospace Inc. – now Airbus Group SE – where he worked in various controlling and finance positions.

Michael holds an industrial MBA from the University of Stuttgart in Germany.​

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