Sony Electronics Inc. announced long-time executive Neal Manowitz will be promoted to president and COO for Sony Electronics Inc North America effective April 1, 2021. Mike Fasulo, who has led Sony’s Electronics operations in North America for the past seven years will be retiring, after serving 37 years with the company.
Manowitz has 25 years of experience with Sony and currently holds the position of Deputy President, Imaging Products and Solutions – Americas for Sony Electronics. In this role, Manowitz 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. He holds 35 patents with 40 more in progress.
“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,” added Kenichiro Yoshida, chairman, 0resident, and CEO, Sony Corp.
“I am thrilled to be placed at the helm of Sony Electronics,” said Manowitz. “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.”