Sidney Harman Stays Put
His company may be leaving, but the man is not, according to staff writer Thomas Heath:
Sidney Harman, founder of Harman International Industries, says he is staying in the city, even though his company chieftans will be in Stamford, Conn. by the end of this year.
"We are sensibly consolidating corporate functions that have previously been situated in California, Washington and in Stamford. And we are consolidating them at the end of the year in Stamford. That makes all good sense," Harman said Tuesday afternoon. "It is the key location of our chief executive."
"My offices as chairman will continue in Washington, either in its present location or in another. We have simply not turned any attention to that," he added.
Harman assured us that he and his wife, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), will continue to reside in Washington's leafy Cleveland Park neighborhood and be active in Washington circles.
"Washington continues to be critically important, not just to the company but to me. It has been the location of our corporate headquarters for over a quarter of a century. My wife, Congresswoman Jane Harman, and I are deeply associated with the city. With the Harman Center for the Performing Arts. With the Kennedy Center. And with the growing catalog for philanthropy. I intend to continue my responsibilities as chairman [of Harman International Industries] with my office located in Washington."
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