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VP & Head Automotive Sales & Solutions at HARMAN Connected Services
Dean Miles, Vice President Automotive Sales within Harman’s Connected Services division since the acquisition of Symphony Teleca in June 2015. He leads a global team, including Technical Sales, Marketing and Sales. Delivering +330Mil yearly bookings in services, SW products and managed cloud solutions. Dean brings over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry to his leadership responsibilities for this fast-growing global business.
Previously, Senior Vice President and GM, Automotive Business Unit at Symphony Teleca. Responsible for Strategy, Solutions, Delivery as well as complete P&L responsibility for Symphony Teleca’s Automotive BU. Additionally he had accountability for sales and all other functions as they pertain to the running of the BU.Previously, as Product Development Director for Visteon China, Dean was responsible for leading electronics product development within Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics Systems, including audio & infotainment, driver information, and center stack electronics. The Yanfeng Visteon electronics team also provided engineering services for Visteon globally.
Prior to this position, Dean was product segment leader for audio & infotainment for Visteon Asia Pacific, he was responsible for leading product development activities for all Visteon and Yanfeng Visteon Electronics plants in Asia.Prior to moving to Asia Pacific, Dean served as product strategy and planning manager for audio segment for Visteon in Europe and South America. In addition, he has served as product development manager and strategic purchasing manager in Visteon in UK.
Dean began his automotive career in 1995 with Ford Motor Company, working across the European plants as launch cost engineer.Dean holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kingston, U.K. and a master’s degree in Product Design from the University of Loughborough, UK.