Meet the HARMAN Luxury Audio Team
Name: Christopher Gallo
Position/Job Title: Supplier Operations Technician
With HARMAN Since 2016
With Meet The HARMAN Luxury Team, our goal is for you to get to know us better. In each edition we feature a different member of the team, and this month it’s Christopher Gallo, Supplier Operations Technician – Luxury Audio.
How would you describe what you do in your current role?
I currently support the Mark Levinson products both with the contract manufacturers as well as the engineering team. I am hoping to increase the products I support.
What did you study in school? Did you always imagine yourself doing something like what you’re doing now, or did the fates just take you in that direction?
Electronic Engineering. I have always enjoyed the engineering aspect of how things work since I was a child. That coupled with my love of music has landed me in a career that I enjoy.
How did your career path lead you to HARMAN?
I have worked in the electronics field for many years. My last position was as a Product Specialist for FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy equipment. I saw the opportunity at HARMAN and was interested in the field as well as the growth of my knowledge and career it would offer.
What is the most important thing you have learned over your career?
Anyone can be a leader, but a great leader will be right beside you in the trenches.
Any other advice you would offer people just starting out in this industry?
Always be open to new challenges and learning experiences. Technology is ever-changing.
What are you most proud of in your life?
The first of my family to be college educated and establishing a successful career and home.
When did you first realize you had a passion for music or audio?
I have always loved music and began going to live shows when I was 12. When I got to high school I had a teacher that used song lyrics to teach poetry. This helped solidify my love and understanding of music.
What current technology impresses you the most?
There are a number to choose from, but I would have to say streaming impresses me the most right now.
What’s your favorite music genre?
Classic Rock is my go-to but I will listen to all genres of music.
The desert island question, of course. If you were marooned for eternity and could listen to only three albums, what would they be?
Yes – Talk
The Police – Synchronicity
Styx – Kilroy Was Here
You have the floor. In closing, tell us anything else you want us to know about yourself.
I work on a farm and am involved with my town as a member of the Inlands Wetlands Commission. Also, I am a volunteer director for my town’s fair. Lastly, I am a movie buff and especially enjoy Star Wars, Mel Brooks, Indiana Jones, and Marvel Studios.