Sidney Johnson

Sidney Johnson, Vice PresidentProcurement and Automotive Sourcing, HARMAN InternationalSidney Johnson
Vice PresidentProcurement and Automotive Sourcing
HARMAN International

Sid Johnson was named Vice President of procurement and automotive sourcing at HARMAN in March 2020. In this capacity, Sid leads all global direct and indirect procurement for all segments within HARMAN.

Prior to HARMAN, Johnson spent 25+ years with Aptiv, a global mobility technology company with his last role as Senior Vice President, global supply chain management from February 2006 through March 2019. In this role, he built supplier capabilities and implemented global sourcing strategies that allowed for greater business flexibility and cost efficiencies. Additionally, Johnson deployed a multinational purchasing organization around an optimized manufacturing footprint, building a culture of excellence to successfully deliver to customers.

Johnson began his career at General Motors in 1988, holding a variety of positions in operations, lean manufacturing, purchasing and quality assurance before joining Delphi in 2000 as Purchasing Director at the former Packard Electric Division. His experiences living and working in diverse cultures around the world have given Johnson a unique and deep knowledge of how to effectively partner with businesses to drive transformational strategies and innovation.

Johnson served as vice chair of the National Minority Development Council Board of Directors and a board member of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency between the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. He is also the former chair of the Institute for Supply Management Board of Directors.
Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and technology from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a master’s degree in industrial management from Wesleyan University in Indianapolis. He is a Certified Professional in Supply Management®.

Johnson and his wife have two children and currently reside in southeast Michigan and Scottsdale, Arizona.