Harmonic Appoints New Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Monday, June 10, 2013

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that George Stromeyer has been appointed as the company’s new senior vice president of worldwide sales. Leading Harmonic’s global sales network, Stromeyer will develop and implement a clear-cut strategy for driving additional revenue opportunities within the broadcast, cable, satellite, telco, media, and postproduction markets.

“George brings a strong track record of leading high-performing sales organizations and driving profitable growth, which are central to accelerating Harmonic’s global growth strategy,” said Patrick Harshman, CEO and president at Harmonic. “George is the third executive to join Harmonic’s senior leadership team from a world-class company in the past year. Strengthening our management team ensures that Harmonic can quickly respond to changing market needs while providing outstanding next-generation video infrastructure solutions.”

Prior to joining Harmonic, Stromeyer most recently headed worldwide sales efforts for Cisco’s $2 billion information security business. During his career at Cisco, Stromeyer also led the company’s European cable, digital media, and IPTV service provider sales division through a strong growth period. Before that he served as the managing director of Scientific Atlanta’s successful Latin America business.

Stromeyer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. In 2005 he was acknowledged for his leadership and contribution to the cable industry as one of Digital TV Europe’s “Euro 50 – Leaders” in broadband and pay TV.

Stromeyer will be based at Harmonic’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters and will report directly to Harshman.

Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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