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Dan Tarantin Named President & CEO of Harris Research, Inc.

LOGAN, Utah, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 - Harris Research Inc.’s (HRI) Board of Directors announced today that Dan Tarantin, Chairman of HRI Board of Directors, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer.  Dan will replace Craig Donaldson, who served as CEO of HRI, for the past 14 years.  Donaldson will remain with the company in the short term to ensure a smooth transition, and will continue as a member of HRI’s Board. 

Tarantin has extensive experience helping services companies grow and succeed, both as an investor and an operator. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and has been involved with a number of other home services and franchise businesses, including Century 21 and Coldwell Banker.

“Craig’s leadership and vision for the past 14 years have contributed to the success of HRI’s franchisees and the international growth of the business.  We thank Craig for his countless contributions to the company’s success,” said Randy Mehl, Partner at Baird Capital Partners, on behalf of HRI’s Board.  “We are excited that Dan will be moving into the CEO role and we have complete confidence that Dan is the right person to lead the next phase of growth for HRI. He has demonstrated an outstanding track record of success in leading franchise businesses, and we look forward to continued growth in our business.”

“Craig’s unwavering dedication to all of our franchisees and employees will be missed,” said Tarantin.  “We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us, and I am thrilled to be able to work with a tremendous team of employees and franchisees to capitalize on this growth.”

Based in Logan, Utah, HRI is a leading franchisor of in-home consumer services in the United States and internationally. The Company’s Chem-Dry brand is the world’s largest provider of carpet and upholstery cleaning services with approximately 4,000 franchises worldwide. HRI’s unique N-Hance wood cabinet and flooring renewal service features more than 200 franchises.

 

For additional information, contact:

 Ed Quinlan    Harris Research Inc.  435-890-1077

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