JEFF HOWELL TO HEAD NEWLY RENAMED PANASONIC INDUSTRIAL DEVICES SALES COMPANY OF AMERICA
Industrial Market Sales Organization Reconfigured and Renamed
SECAUCUS, NJ, December 2, 2011 --- Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced that Panasonic Industrial Company, its advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales division, will be renamed Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America as of January 1, 2012. Jeff Howell, who is currently Director of the Electronic Components Group of Panasonic Industrial Company, will be promoted to President of the renamed company as of the same date.
Panasonic Industrial Company’s products include mainly OEM and industrial batteries to power a diverse range of devices, electronics components, optical drives, semiconductors, card readers, and mechanical devices including compressors and motors.
The company’s name change to Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America follows the augmentation of its portfolio to include the operations and products of Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America, which include a wider range of other electronics devices.
Mr. Howell, a 21-year veteran of Panasonic’s industrial business, will lead Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America from the company’s base in Secaucus, NJ. Mr. Howell succeeds Tom Gebhardt, who currently leads Panasonic Industrial Company as President, but will take on the position of President of PNA’s Peachtree City, GA-based Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America division on January 1st.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
Jim Reilly (Panasonic) 201-392-6067 Jim.Reilly@us.panasonic.com
Chris De Maria (Panasonic) 201-348-7182 Christopher.DeMaria@us.panasonic.com
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