Secaucus, N.J. — Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Panasonic’s Hollywood Laboratory managing director, has been named the new chief technology officer of Panasonic Consumer Electronics North America, replacing Paul Liao.
Liao will be leaving the company to be the new CEO of Cable Television Laboratories.
Tsuyuzaki has served as in the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory as managing director since 2005, where he directed the company’s next-generation entertainment R&D activities in the U.S., including the development of the Blu-ray Disc format and 3-D FullHD TV technologies.
Before joining Panasonic, Tsuyuzaki held leadership positions in corporate development and technology functions at Sony Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“We are confident that Eisuke Tsuyuzaki will be the right technology strategy leader for Panasonic in North America at a time when converging technologies are creating so many new opportunities,” stated Yoshi Yamada, Panasonic Corporation of North America chairman and CEO. “Eisuke’s expertise in technology standards and strategic alliance-building and his understanding of the needs of the content creators will be great assets for Panasonic as he takes on his new role.”