Harman Professional in Northridge, Calif., has appointed Vince Grieb to the position of Senior Director, Operations, Loudspeaker SBU. Grieb will report to Bryan Bradley, VP and GM of Harman Professional’s Loudspeaker SBU.
Grieb’s manufacturing strategy is based on the four capabilities of Process Design, Problem Solving, Systematic Sharing of Knowledge and Leaders as Teachers. In his new role, Grieb will bring his expertise in Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing practices, cost control strategies, quality assurance management and project life cycle management to the Loudspeaker SBU’s manufacturing plants and operations across the globe.
Grieb has been with Harman since 2005 in lead operations roles within Harman’s Infotainment division—first as a Production Manager in Franklin, Kentucky and then as Director of Operations of the Washington, Missouri facility. Most recently Grieb took on an international startup assignment at the new Harman facility in Queretaro, Mexico.
Grieb holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Automated Manufacturing and both a bachelor’s and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He’s a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a certification in Factory Physics.
“As Harman and the Loudspeaker SBU continue to expand their presence around the globe in a growing number of vertical markets, I am looking forward to ensuring that we deliver on our commitment to providing the highest-quality audio products backed up by the strongest customer support in the industry,” Grieb says.
“Vince brings a tremendously successful track record to this position and his global perspective will serve him well as our new Senior Director, Operations,” Bradley says. “Vince is a strong and decisive operations leader with excellent analytical, organizational, team-building and planning skills. He will be instrumental in managing our growth through cost-effective production and intelligently addressing the market opportunities in each region around the world.”
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