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A/V Solution Executive Bios
A/V Solution Executive Bios
Jim Doyle - President

Jim Doyle serves as President of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (PESNA), a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America. The company provides comprehensive solutions directly to clients in two major areas: Eco Solutions, comprised of commercial-scale solar and energy efficiency systems and Audio-Visual (A/V) Solutions, comprised of large-scale audio-visual solutions for major sports and entertainment clients.

Jim is charged with rapidly growing both the Eco and AV solutions businesses by leveraging the strengths of Panasonic and its valued partners to deliver ongoing value for its clients. He has led the company since January 2010.

Prior to joining Panasonic, Jim spent 13 years with IBM where his most recent assignment was as lead Partner for solution sales in the Americas for Electronics industry clients. In this role, he brought together a broad portfolio of IBM’s capabilities to solve complex business problems for some of the industry’s largest companies.

Prior to his solutions leadership role at IBM, Jim held a number of positions with increasing management responsibility across the company including consulting, business strategy, and IT operations.

He began his career as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Jim holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Dan Silver - Vice President, Operations, Marketing, and Electrical Components Group Sales

Dan’s current assignment is Vice President in charge of Operations, Marketing, and Electrical Components Group Sales within Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (PESNA).

Prior to PESNA, Dan was President of Panasonic Home and Health Company. In this role, he oversaw $200+M in business, and handled products including ventilation systems, small appliances, and shavers. He was promoted to this role after serving as the Director of the Home Appliance Group for one year.

Dan has been with Panasonic for 28 years, originally hired into a trainee program requiring fluency in Japanese. His tenure has been noted for a focus on relationship marketing. Under his leadership Panasonic formed key relationships with Good Housekeeping, attaining the prestigious Seal of Approval for over 100 Home Appliances and Personal Care products. He also initiated a relationship with The Culinary Institute of America, whose Certified Master Chefs developed recipes exclusively for Panasonic’s Inverter Microwaves. Dan also worked for 5 years in Panasonic’s California office in the Automotive Sectors.

Dan grew up in Amherst Massachusetts, and attended Amherst College, graduating with a Political Science degree in 1982. Prior to coming to Panasonic, he also earned a Master’s degree from John’s Hopkins in International Relations, and lived in Kyoto Japan for a year teaching English at Doshisha University.

Dan is a resident of West Caldwell, NJ. He is married with two teenage sons. He enjoys singing, tennis, and throwing balls in the woods for his dog, Petey.

Fumitake Wantabe - Vice President

Fumitaka is currently the Vice President of Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America, and is responsible for the corporate planning of profitability and operations for PESNA’s business units. Fumitaka also serves as PESNA’s primary management liaison, coordinating strategic direction and management policy between Panasonic’s global headquarters in Osaka, Japan and Panasonic North America’s headquarters in Secaucus, NJ.

Fumitaka was promoted to his current role in 2012, after spending 30 years with Panasonic Electric Works. During his time at PEWA, he was responsible for managing a variety of corporate level business planning projects for the Automation Controls group in Japan, Germany, and the United States. From developing pricing strategies to coordinating international marketing efforts and overseas business operations, Fumitaka’s wide-ranging contributions facilitated PEWA’s ascent to an industry leading position in the Automation Controls sector.

Fumitaka graduated with a degree in English Culture & Trade from the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in 1981. He now lives in Secaucus, NJ.

Keith Hanak - Vice President, Solutions & Delivery

As Vice President, Solutions and Delivery for Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (PESNA), Keith Hanak is charged with managing the solutions development, delivery and ongoing service for the company. In total, he has been part of the solutions organization for nearly ten years.

Keith manages the technical sales support function as well as the Project Management, Engineering and Service organizations within PESNA.

Prior to joining Panasonic, Keith spent 15 years in the solutions field working in both the broadcast and military defense service industries. His most recent assignment was as the Senior Manager for Project & Engineering Operations for Sony System Integration Center. In this role, he brought together a broad assortment of Sony’s capabilities to solve broadcast and product systems problems for some of the industry’s largest companies (NBC, CBS, DirecTV, as well as Sports & Entertainment industry customers).

Prior to his role at Sony, Keith held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities across the company including system design and Project Management.

Keith’s technical background is diverse having worked in various industries such as broadcast, telephony, IT, satellite communications and RF Communications.

Keith holds a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology from San Bernardino State University and Associates of Science and Arts from Victor Valley Community College.

He currently resides in Missouri with his wife. Keith and his wife have four children and two grandchildren.