Author - Steve Safier
Dr. Steve Safier is Chief Transformation and Human Resources Officer for Panasonic Corporation of North America, where he leads a team focused on deploying and motivating an outstanding and engaged workforce that is eager to develop innovative technology solutions, deepen customer relationships and steadily expand market share and revenues in the hyper-competitive consumer and business-to-business electronics industry.
Prior to assuming the Panasonic role, Steve was the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Subway Franchisee Advertising Trust, where he supported the Board of Directors and CEO and was accountable for all operations functions. He also spent 20 years as a consultant for Hay Group, where he led client relationship management teams and provided consulting solutions for clients in the financial services, health care, telecom and consumer electronics sectors.
Steve has a BA in Psychology from Touro College, and a Masters in Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut.
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.