Panasonic Avionics names new chief engineer of software

Panasonic Avionics has appointed Chris VandenBerg as its new chief engineer of software.

With over 25 years of experience in software programming, hardware design, and system architecture, VandenBerg will be responsible for delivering the company’s end-to-end software that determines how airlines interact with their passengers onboard the aircraft.

Commenting on the appointment, Panasonic Avionics’ CTO Joe Bentley said: “Our customers are always looking for new ways to deliver an enhanced passenger experience, generate revenue, increase passenger engagement and improve operational efficiencies.

“Robust and reliable software will be the foundation for the kinds of products and solutions that help them achieve their organisational goals.

“Chris has a wealth of experience in software design and development and is highly knowledgeable in delivering a final production product from its concept phase. I am delighted to welcome him back to Panasonic Avionics where he will again be a major asset to our team.”

VandenBerg re-joins Panasonic Avionics from Safran Passenger Innovations where he was Technical Fellow – head of software architecture from 2019, managing a team of software architects and developers.

“As an award-winning provider of in-flight 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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