IAB Member Profile

Jon DeSouza

Jon DeSouza
President and CEO
HARTING, Inc. of North America

Jon DeSouza is a business executive and he’s at the forefront of one of the most relevant trends in the industrial space: smart connectivity.  He’s spent the past six years evangelizing an industry-wide shift to connectorization in industrial applications and has helped position HARTING as one of the leaders in industrial connectivity across North America. 

Mr. DeSouza is currently the President and CEO of HARTING, Inc. of North America.  He was selected as HARTING’s North America President and CEO in 2013.  Previously, he was responsible for HARTING’s North America sales and business operations.  Mr. DeSouza joined HARTING in December of 2008 and since then he has led the organization to significant market share and triple digit revenue growth by designing and executing an extensive restructuring process and business development plan. 

Mr. DeSouza earned his Bachelor degree in International Business as well as a secondary academic degree in Computer Science from North Central College where he earned an award for academic excellence.  Prior to joining HARTING, Mr. DeSouza worked for Arrow Electronics RFPD (RF and Power Division), formerly known as Richardson Electronics, where he led several departments to outstanding growth in increased profitability, including the Northeastern sales division as well as the implementation of a global sales business unit. Mr. DeSouza resides in Naperville, Illinois, he’s a father of three and an accomplished musician.  He’s also fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.

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