During AHR Expo 2017, editors from Contracting Business, CONTRACTOR and HPAC Engineering obtained exclusive interviews with major players from various HVACR industry product sectors .

In this segment, we hear from Allan Dziwoki, division vice president and general manager of Panasonic Air Conditioning, North America.

Dziwoki describes the fantastic growth seen in the mini-split market, but also efforts required to boost consumer awareness.

He says Panasonic is here to stay. "We're investing in people, technology, product development, and training and establishing Panasonic as a strong player in the ductless mini-split and VRF markets in the US."

Panasonic's focus in 2017 and beyond is to train contractors in a way that goes beyond mere information sharing. "Training is the key to success for Panasonic and for contractors," he says.