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Panthers name new general manager

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The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday that they have named a new team general manager.

Dave Gettleman, 61, who comes to Carolina from the New York Giants, will be assuming the role.

Gettleman served as the Giants' Senior Pro Personnel Analyst last season after working as Director of Pro Personnel the previous 13 years.

"I was very impressed with Dave's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization," Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson said in the announcement on the team's website. "He has an extensive background in personnel and comes from an organization in the New York Giants that I hold in high regard and played an instrumental role in their success."

In the same announcement, Gettleman said, "I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the Panthers organization. It is similar to the Giants organization in which I have had the privilege of working the last 15 years and has a lot of pieces in place for success.  I am excited about getting started."

Gettleman has been a part of six Super Bowl teams, including three winners. He was with Buffalo in 1990 and 1991, Denver in 1997 and the Giants in 2000, 2007 and 2011. The Broncos and the 2007 and 2011 Giants both won the championship. Gettleman has been associated with 13 playoff teams in his NFL career, according to the Panthers' website.

Gettleman, came to the NFL in 1986 as a scouting department intern for the Buffalo Bills, and became a full-time scout for the team after the 1987 draft.

Following a year as an area scout, Gettleman was assigned as the Bills' representative to the BLESTO scouting combine and continued in that capacity through the 1992 draft as the Northeast area scout.

From June 1992 through December 1993, Gettleman worked as a regional scout for BLESTO, concentrating in the East and Midwest regions. In January 1994, Gettleman joined the scouting department of the Broncos, for whom he spent more than four years scouting the East and Southeast.

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