YP Professional Development Class (PDC) - Creative Problem Solving with Peter Dames, sponsored by Kaiser
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Numerous studies, including ones from the US Department of Education, World Economic Forum, and Bloomberg indicate that tomorrow’s jobs will demand “creative problem solving skills.” But what exactly are creative problem solving skills?
The YP PDC Committee is excited to present a fireside chat with Peter Dames, the Executive Vice President for Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) responsible for overseeing Servco’s Automotive & Parts Distribution, Technology, Digital Strategy, and Marketing areas.
Up for discussion:
What is creative problem solving?
What are different creative problem solving methodologies?
Creative problem solving in action - real world examples and outcomes.
How you can apply creative problem solving within your company and sell your ideas up the command chain.
We can only find solutions to our most significant challenges (like Hawaii’s housing shortage and the global environmental crisis) by discovering new ways to solve old problems.
Bring your curiosity and creativity to October's PDC on Thursday, October 28th at 9:00am!
Executive Vice President – Distribution, Marketing, and Technology Servco Pacific Inc.
Peter Dames is the Executive Vice President for Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) responsible for overseeing the company’s Automotive & Parts Distribution, Technology, Digital Strategy, and Marketing areas.Peter joined Servco in 2018 after serving as a board member for the company from 2016-2018.
In his role, Peter drives Servco’s expansion from a transactional, product-focused company to a services-based mobility business. He also oversees Servco’s marketing function giving him a unique opportunity to merge technology and marketing best practices to drive new online and in-store customer experiences. Most recently, Peter’s responsibilities expanded to include managing Servco’s exclusive Toyota, Lexus, and Subaru distributorships in Hawaii. He also serves on the company’s Executive Committee, Hawaii Management Committee, and is a member of Servco Foundation’s and Servco Australia’s board of directors as well as board observer for Fender Musical Instruments Company.
Prior to Servco, Peter spent 18 years at PACCAR, where he helped establish the company as a technology and market leader. He started his career at Toyota Motor Corporation, being one of the first American staff members stationed in Japan. After returning to the U.S., he served as Chief Dreamer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and notably led the ecommerce team that united Toyota and Lexus brands worldwide by conceptualizing and executing global digital projects.
Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies from UCLA and his master’s in business administration from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of Japan America Society Hawaii, Center for Tomorrows Leaders, and the TRUE Initiative.