December 13 2021  |  People

Panasonic appoints Chief Engineer of Software

By Jayson Koblun

Chris VandenBerg, Chief Engineer of Software, Panasonic Avionics

Panasonic Avionics has appointed Chris VandenBerg as Chief Engineer of Software. VandenBerg has more than 25 years in software programming, hardware design, and system architecture.

He will report to Joe Bentley, Chief Technology Officer at Panasonic Avionics, and help deliver the company’s end-to-end software to airlines.

“Our customers are always looking for new ways to deliver an enhanced passenger experience, generate revenue, increase passenger engagement and improve operational efficiencies,” said Bentley, in today's announcement. “Robust and reliable software will be the foundation for the kinds of products and solutions that help them achieve their organizational goals.”

VandenBerg rejoins Panasonic Avionics from Safran Passenger Innovations, where he was Technical Fellow – Head of Software Architecture from 2019, managing a team of software architectures and developers.

"As an award-winning provider of inflight entertainment and connectivity, Panasonic Avionics is a company I am very proud to be a part of, and I look forward to working with my fellow colleagues to enhance the standards of software engineering excellence that we deliver to our airline customers,” said VandenBerg.

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