Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> February 23, 2004


FRANKLIN C. KARP, President and CEO of Harvey Electronics, Inc., began his career in the retail consumer electronics industry over 25 years ago, working then as a salesman for one of the most successful chain operations in the New York metropolitan area. He held various positions in sales management, purchasing and operations. In 1990, Mr. Karp joined Harvey as Merchandise Manager and later as Vice President in charge of merchandising. Mr. Karp was appointed President of Harvey in 1996 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of Harvey Electronics?

Mr. Karp: Harvey Electronics is a 76-year-old consumer electronics

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