Panasonic Avionics has announced several new executive appointments following a successful launch of Astrova, its new in-flight entertainment seat-end solution.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics commented: “Panasonic is entering this period of renewed industry demand from a position of innovation and strength. Our new Astrova product has been enthusiastically received by our customers and is but one example of how we have transformed our business to better develop our products and serve our customers. I am confident that the leadership changes that we are announcing today will build on this momentum.”
Satyen Yadav will join the company as Chief Technology Officer on 8 August and will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s software and systems engineering teams, cloud, hardware and IT/security. He will serve as a key member of Panasonic Avionics’ executive team and be directly responsible for an organisation of over 800 employees spread across Panasonic’s Irvine, California headquarters, as well as the Bay Area office and other global locations.
John Wade will join the company on 1 August as Vice President, Connectivity Solutions. Wade will be responsible for the overall strategy, performance, and day-to-day operations of the Connectivity business unit. He will oversee a team of network capacity engineers and satellite experts, while working very closely with sales, engineering, and product management to drive revenue and support airlines worldwide.
Tom Eskola will take on a new role as Vice President, Panasonic Technical Services. Eskola brings to this position a deep knowledge of Panasonic and commitment to its customers. He joined the company more than ten years ago and most recently has served as Vice President and General Manager of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA).