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Hernan Abbes

Regional Vice President and General Manager, Americas and Oceania Regions

Two words define my role on the frontline as Regional Vice President and General Manager for the Americas and Oceania Regions: customer success.

I enjoy and thrive being in front of our customers. It is always my goal to ensure they are Panasonic Avionics’ top priority.

Besides playing a leading role in accelerating and driving top-line annual growth, profitability and overall market share for the region, I am also passionate about leading, coaching and guiding my team members’ career growth. As a leader, I want to help create a culture where everyone can have and share ideas while feeling valued. Although I have had success in our sales pursuits and strategic deals, my biggest win is the support, respect and appreciation from my team and peers.

In addition to ensuring regional compliance with safety, security and environmental programs, I am focused on helping build the future of Panasonic Avionics. I envision our company continuing to be the industry leader, and be a place where people want to work because of our engaging, challenging and collaborative corporate culture.

From a product perspective, I believe Panasonic will continue to transform into a solutions-based company that will bring entertainment to the masses while continuing to be environmentally conscious with our vision.

Over the past 24 years, my background and experience have prepared me to “lead and listen.” I have a well-rounded view of our business having worked for an aircraft OEM manufacturer, inflight entertainment (IFE), connectivity and interconnect solutions supplier to major IFE companies.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. From a personal perspective, I believe that we need to live life to the fullest and enjoy our family and friends. We only have this moment in life to live.