Harman International Industries says I Park will be joining Harman as executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective 1 February next year.

Park joins Harman from Samsung Electronics, where he was vice president heading the intelligent computing lab of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology focused on developing disruptive software and computing technologies. 

Sachin Lawande, who was appointed chief technology officer in January 2009, continues at Harman as the co-president of the lifestyle and Infotainment divisions.

"As a highly respected expert in the computing and electronics industry, Park is an excellent choice to be our chief technology officer," said Harman chairman, president and CEO Dinesh Paliwal. "He not only brings world-class skills and years of experience to enhance the company's research and development capabilities, but a broad perspective on advanced research practices, partnerships, and standardisation efforts.

"With Park's global depth, he will be a strong addition to our leadership team as we continue to execute our growth plan and increase value for our shareholders."