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Interview: post-pandemic reinvention

Rob Goldberg, director, visual systems at Panasonic looks ahead

In this extract from an exclusive interview in Installation sister publication SCN, Goldberg – who enjoys taking road trips on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, floating on the water in his new boat, playing sports, and spending time with family – talks about his AV journey.

Tell us a little bit about your career journey and how you got into the AV business.
Interestingly enough, my career started off in a completely different area of focus. I received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and later a master’s of business administration from Duquesne University. I worked 13 years in the power generation industry for Westinghouse Electric Corp., focusing on both the nuclear and fossil global market segments, until the industry began to deregulate.

In 1999, I accepted an opportunity to work with Apple, which was my jump into educational technology. I spent six-plus years working on creative projects/solutions that were mostly focused on the K-12 market segment.

From there I moved to Promethean World, where I remained for over a decade. The team built the company from about $20 million of revenue in 2006 to $250 million of revenue in 2010. I was president of Promethean U.S. for my last six years until NetDragon Websoft bought out the company. I saw that as my opportunity to explore other areas of interest, as the company was heading in a new direction.

To read the rest of the interview, please pop over to SCN, here.