Published on 2017-07-20 by Ago LoBello
HARMAN continues to be an exemplary partner of PrISUm Solar Car. Throughout the construction of Penumbra and as we transition into the race season, they have provided an unparalleled amount of support to our organization. HARMAN and PrISUm’s shared commitment to Innovation,Teamwork, and Excellence make for an ideal working relationship.
We reached out to David Slump, the Executive Vice President of Operations at HARMAN, and he spoke volumes regarding the relationship between our two organizations
“I myself am an Iowa State graduate, and from the moment it [PrISUm] was introduced to me I was eager to get involved with this project. As sponsors, we’ve been active participants in the development of Penumbra – from conception to design to implementation - and I honestly could not tell you who has benefitted more”.
The aid provided by HARMAN extends far beyond financial contributions to PrISUm. The entire interior experience in Penumbra was supported by HARMAN products including the JBL Stereo System and a HARMAN infotainment display. The quality of these products, and technical expertise provided, directly improved the final product which you will see today when you sit in Penumbra.
Penumbra has required the dedication and hard work of everyone involved with this project as it was a learning experience for all of us. When we asked HARMAN about what makes our organization truly special, they had this to say
“The value these students derive through this kind of experiential learning cannot be overstated. We’ve witnessed them grow through trial and error in ways that are simply impossible to replicate in a traditional classroom setting and will serve them well throughout their careers.” - David Slump
As an organization, we are extremely proud to consider ourselves Connected by HARMAN and look forward to working with HARMAN for many years to come!