Oral History Information
Augustin Patino is well known within the Harman headquarters in Northridge California as Auggie. The Patino family has roots within the Harman company (and its brands such as JBL) going back to 1923 when his uncle was hired. Since then, several cousins as well as his father and his sisters have worked for the company. Auggie was born in Mexico and moved to Los Angles in 1970, where he found his first job as a janitor for Harman in 1975. Since that time he has worked his way up to many positions, becoming supervisor and later the manager of the warehouse, as well as manager of planning and most recently Global Spare Parts Manger. He takes great pride in the job he does and in the company that has been a part of his family for decades.