Rick Kreifeldt, HARMAN International

Rick has 20 years experience in R&D at HARMAN and is currently responsible for company-wide advanced research.  Previous to his current role in centralized R&D for HARMAN, he was head of Automotive Research, led the HARMAN Professional HiQnet networking initiative and before that was Director of Engineering for the dbx Professional brand and prior to that a DSP engineer developing audio signal processing algorithms for Harman.  Rick has served as the Chairman and President of the AVnu Alliance since it was founded in 2009.

Rick holds fourteen patents in the areas of DSP algorithms, networking protocols and system design.  A National Merit Scholar, Rick graduated Cum Laude from Utah State University with a BSEE. While conducting graduate studies at Utah State, he was involved in several significant DSP research projects, including time at the Los Alamos National Lab Theoretical Division.