- Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics President and COO & Senior Vice President of Sony Corporation to retire after 37 years with the company
- The leadership change will take place on April 1, 2021
Neal Manowitz,has been appointed as President and COO, Sony Electronics, North America. Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics President and COO & Senior Vice President of Sony Corporation to retire after 37 years with the company. The leadership change will take place on April 1, 2021.
Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Corporation said, “Throughout his extensive career at Sony Electronics, Mike has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication, culminating in the strategic turnaround of our electronics business in North America, and the achievement of record results. Through his uncompromising focus on creating unique and compelling customer experiences, he has contributed greatly to Sony’s Purpose to ‘fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology. He has also maintained an unwavering commitment to serving the community and society. I want to thank Mike for his strength, passion and exceptional stewardship of Sony Electronics over many years.”
Held several leadership positions in the company
Neal Manowitz has 25 years of experience with Sony and currently holds the position of Deputy President, Imaging Products and Solutions – Americas for Sony Electronics. He is responsible for Sony’s imaging and professional businesses that serve a wide variety of markets. Prior to that he held numerous leadership positions throughout the company, including heading up the Home Audio and Video business group.
Yoshida adds, “Neal’s 25 years of service to Sony have been defined by his remarkable performance, and I am confident that with his strong background in technology, and expertise in engaging closely with customers, he will further contribute to enhancing Sony’s value in the North American market as a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology.”
Neal Manowitz adds, “I am thrilled to be placed at the helm of Sony Electronics. This month will mark my 25th anniversary with Sony and I am honored and humbled to be asked to step forward and lead the best team in the industry. I am thankful for the leadership and guidance Mike has provided me and to the entire North American team. We will continue to lead innovation for all of Sony, listening to our customers, while striving to maintain Sony as the best place to work.”
Mike Fasulo joined the company in 1984 as a financial analyst and held several leadership positions in the company, including Executive Vice President Sales, US Chief Marketing Officer, President and CEO, E-Solutions, LLC (an e-commerce startup with seed funding from Sony Corporation) and President, Media Solutions Company before being named President and COO of Sony Electronics in 2014. Since 2015, Sony Electronics Inc. North America has been recognised as a best place to work over 49 times by 25 entities.