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Michael Seals

SVP, Business Strategy and Chief Information Officer - Hussmann Corporation


Michael Seals is Senior Vice President Business Strategy and Chief Information Officer for Hussmann Corporation.  He was appointed as the company’s CIO in 2016 and expanded his role to include business strategy, corporate development and market research in 2019.  He joined Hussmann in 2012 as the Director, Strategy and Business Development. 

Michael’s professional passion resides within the intersection of strategy and technology.  His career has focused on these previously separate business disciplines.  More recently, he has seen the convergence of these topics into what is now commonly referred to digital transformation. 

Prior to joining Hussmann, Michael was part of two multi-national beverage companies, PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch, in roles spanning information technology, strategic planning and corporate development.  He earned his master’s in business administration from St. Louis University and is currently working toward a doctorate degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  His research focuses is on the digital transformation of incumbent companies and the use of strategic investments to accelerate digital capabilities.

About Hussmann: For over a century, Hussmann has proudly served the food retailing industry with the most customer-focused solutions and innovations. We continuously provide the most-customer focused solutions, including expertise in merchandising, energy efficiency and sustainability, food quality and integrity, refrigeration, design and engineering, service and installation, and retail performance.  We are passionate about helping our customers work better and smarter. With our years of experience, proven track record and an eye towards the future, we bring a unique perspective to food retail, recognizing opportunities and capitalizing on industry trends. Our commitment to delivering superior value and measurable results drives our business performance and, ultimately, our customers.  Hussmann became part of the Panasonic family in 2016.

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