November 11 2020  |  People

Panasonic Avionics names Vice President of Global Sales

By Sabrina Pirillo

Hernan Abbes joined Panasonic Avionics in 2011 as an Account Manager for the Americas region

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) announced today the appointment of Hernan Abbes as Vice President, Global Sales.

Abbes takes on his new role with a lot of experience with Panasonic - he joined the business in 2011 as an Account Manager for the Americas region.

In the role as Vice President, Global Sales, Abbes will report directly to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ken Sain. He will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sales initiatives across Panasonic Avionics' range of products, services and solutions. Abbes will oversee efforts to strengthen customer relationships, customer needs, propose innovative solutions and share customer feedback with Panasonic. As a member of the senior leadership team, he will also participate in strategy formulation and key decisions across the business.

“Hernan is a valuable addition to Panasonic’s senior leadership team, and a skilled and proven executive who is passionate about customers, meeting their needs and exceeding expectations,” said Sain, in the November 11 Panasonics Avionics press release. “Under his leadership, I have no doubt that our company will elevate our responsiveness and customers will benefit from his expertise and dedication.”

Abbes’ began his career at Boeing, and then at Raytheon, as an electrical engineer developing wiring diagrams and cable assemblies, before he took a role at Thales Avionics as an installation engineer. He later transitioned into a Senior Account Manager role for Thales’ Latin America region selling Inflight Entertainment and avionics. He has also held roles as a consultant to Gogo and a strategic account manager at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies.

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