David Slump is executive vice president of Operations at HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.David is responsible for leading the supply chain management, manufacturing, quality and real estate functions across the company’s various lines of business globally. David previously served as the integration leader during the build out of HARMAN’s Connected Services division.
From 2013 to 2015, David was president of automotive services in addition to his role as head of global procurement. From 2011 to 2013, David served as executive vice president of corporate development, leading the team responsible for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and global procurement across HARMAN. Upon joining the company in 2009, he served as president of the Consumer division. David reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal and is a member of the executive committee.
David is a veteran of 25 years in a variety of senior leadership positions in business development and turnaround, portfolio management, and P&L responsibilities with companies including Toshiba Corporation’s subsidiary Landis+Gyr, General Electric (NYSE:GE), ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB) and Exelon Corporation’s (NYSE:EXC) subsidiary Commonwealth Edison.
David holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
David currently sits on the Engineering College Industrial Advisory Council of his alma mater, Iowa State University.