Ian Harnett appointed non-executive director of Warwick Acoustics

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The board experience of Warwick Acoustics, a UK-based audio company, has been bolstered with the appointment of Ian Harnett as the non-executive director of the company.

Known for its Electrostatic Loudspeaker innovation, Warwick Acoustics aims to use Harnett’s knowledge and high-level experience in automotive commercial negotiations and his skills in managing employees in large organizations. Harnett also has a proven track record in securing and starting up international automotive production facilities. Warwick Acoustics will use his expertise to support the company’s next growth period.

Previously, Harnett has held a position on the board of Jaguar Land Rover, where he oversaw the company’s expansion, including the opening of new production facilities outside of the UK, growth of the OEM’s workforce from 17,000 to around 38,000 people, and the doubling of sales.

“I am delighted to welcome Ian to the team,” said Mike Grant, CEO, Warwick Acoustics. “Ian’s stellar career – his achievements are truly remarkable – will be a rich source of inspiration, insight and acumen that we can call upon. This is an exciting time for Warwick Acoustics as we bring our technology to market. Ian’s decision to join the business is testament to the quality of the team and the disruptive potential of our proposition. We enter 2023 in great shape to capitalize on this outstanding opportunity.”

“It’s a great honor for me to join Warwick Acoustics at such an exciting yet pivotal time for the company,” added Harnett. “This is a pioneering tech organization that’s on a rapid upward trajectory within the automotive space. Aligned to this growth is my career background, skill set and experience in achieving commercialization, be that realizing important customer contracts, developing partnerships and enhancing production operations. I’m delighted that the next chapter in my automotive career will be with Warwick Acoustics.”

Following a five-year research and development program, Warwick Acoustics entered the automotive sector with its ElectroAcoustic Panels and Electrostatic Loudspeaker. More information on the company’s technologies can be found here.

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