IRVINE, California, August 4, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of David Bartlett as Chief Technology Officer with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communications systems.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder; Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant; Jared Moriarty, Associate Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to McDermott, “Panasonic has been dominating the IFE market for many years, and is now preparing for a new wave of innovation as the industry continues to evolve.  As CTO, David will become one of the key figures in the organization and will take the lead in developing Panasonic’s technological roadmap.  His storied career has shaped him into the perfect fit for Panasonic’s culture and vision, and we are honored to have helped him find his way into the CTO seat.”

Bartlett has led cutting-edge organizations in the IT and Aerospace industries, receiving notoriety for being a visionary and a builder.  He served as an executive at IBM for almost two decades, and became known as “The Building Whisperer” in the Silicon Valley community when he spearheaded IBM’s Smart Buildings initiative.  Bartlett later served as CTO of GE Aviation, where he focused on building intelligent aircraft and airports.  Most recently, he was CTO and Global SVP of R&D at Current by GE.

Bartlett earned a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York College at Potsdam, and Master’s degrees from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, The George Washington University, and UNC Chapel Hill.

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communications systems.  Over the past 35 years, the company has built a legacy of being the first to bring new technology to the industry in areas such as cabin innovation, integration, and communications solutions.  With over 275 airline customers and annual revenue of over $3 billion, Panasonic Avionics Corp. is one of the most successful subsidiaries of its parent company, Panasonic Corporation.

About McDermott & Bull

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