Harting hires Dr. Vivek Dave Director of Technology

  • March 09, 2016
  • HARTING Inc. of North America
  • Harting Inc. Of North America
  • News

March 9, 2016 - HARTING U.S. announced that Dr. Vivek Dave has been hired as the Director of Technology Development. Dr. Dave will be directing all North America related research activities, new technologies and projects with HARTING’s key technology partners.

Dr. Dave comes to HARTING with over 20 years of experience in early-stage development of advanced technologies involving manufacturing, materials and algorithms.  He co-founded Sigma Labs in 2006 and since then, he’s been involved in a number of start-up organizations, most notably Kinalco, which he co-founded with an MIT professor.  

Dr. Dave holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, a Master’s Degree from MIT in Materials Engineering and a Ph.D. from MIT in Materials Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.


The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,000 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions - backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.

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