Garrett brings over 18 years of industry experience in both research and development for audio engineering and high-end home audio marketing. He will use this experience to continue the expansion of Harman's Revel, Mark Levinson, JBL Synthesis, and Lexicon brands.
Before joining the Harman team, Garrett worked at CEDIA where he was director of technical training for the education department and staff liaison for the Instructor Pool, Sales Representatives, and EST Content Action teams.
Prior to his time at CEDIA, Garrett worked as a consultant for Velodyne Acoustics and spent nine years at Klipsch Group, where he was director of product planning. While at Klipsch, Garrett led the development of numerous award-winning and industry-leading audio product lines for the Klipsch and Aragon brands, including a complete suite of THX Ultra2-certified electronics and speaker system and the Palladium and Reference Series lines of loudspeakers.
At Harman, Garrett will be responsible for new product roadmaps, marketing strategy, and marketing communications for the High Performance AV brands.
"Jim's experience as a product planning manager and his time in retail put him in the perfect position to carry out a long and successful career with Harman High Performance AV," said Marc Kellom, vice president of marketing for Harman High Performance AV. "We're all very confident that he will make an immediate and profound contribution to the team and we are excited to begin working with him."