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Saba Shibberu

Interim Vice President, Engineering

As vice president of engineering, my top priority is to ensure the delivery of those innovative quality products and services that exceed customer expectations and comply with global and regional aviation regulations.

While working with many business partners across the organization, I continue to be driven by a passion to support organic ideas and help bring them to fruition. I believe in two key things: innovation and the ability to leverage technologies to ensure an unmatched customer experience. These are really what will drive our business into the future.

I’m also driven by a perpetual desire to listen to our customers, gain insights into their end-user customers and build a true partnership with them. When we make our customers successful, we also will be successful. That’s why our engineered solutions deliver unmatched performance and experience across the full product lifecycle.

Throughout my career, I have always been most proud of helping companies forge new markets and new spaces. Whether leading strategic initiatives such as growing an optical business by winning a significant contract at Nortel or driving distributed core solutions at Motorola, we were in a new industry spaces that were eliminating traditional telecommunication’s circuit switch limitations while marching toward broadband and cloud technologies.

My college education began at Duke University where I received my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and I later completed my master’s degree from Fuqua School of Business at Duke. I’m proud to hold a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, which means that I am an experienced Six Sigma expert practitioner, and highly skilled in creating and managing portfolios of improvement projects for businesses and leading enterprise-wide programs.

When I’m not leading the charge in Global Quality and holding the interim role as Vice President of Global Engineering, I am happily married with two grown children. For those college basketball fans, I am one of the original “Cameron Crazies.” I am proud to brag that I’ve never missed a Duke basketball game in college. In my spare time, I enjoy mentoring teens as they plan their future education.

"Panasonic is laser-focused on helping deliver quality products and services that meet and exceed our customer expectations while complying with global and regional aviation regulations. That is my top priority."