IRVINE, California, January 9, 2018McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Noreen Fong as Head of Software Engineering 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, Principal Consultant; and Michael Finegold, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to McDermott, “This was a very important search for one of our top clients, and we could not have ended with a better result.  Noreen brings decades of impressive technical and leadership experience to Panasonic as they are on the brink of some very big things.  We are thrilled for her and for the company.”

Fong is one of Southern California’s leading Software Engineering Leaders who most recently served as Vice President of Set-Top Box Software Engineering for DIRECTV/AT&T.  She began her career in aerospace, first with Northrop Grumman and then as a Member of the Technical Staff at Hughes Space and Communications Company.  At DIRECTV, Fong led the development of the first HD set-top box, the HR20.  Over the next decade, she helped build the set-top box engineering organization from a team of seven engineers to a group of over 650 employees.

Fong received her B.S. in Computer Science from Cal State Long Beach and her M.S. in Computer Science from USC.

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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