Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> January 31, 2005


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: We would like to begin with a brief historical sketch of the

company and a picture of the things you are doing at the present time.

Mr. Karp: Harvey Electronics is a 78-year-old consumer