Secaucus, N.J. - Rance Poehler was named president of Panasonic Solutions Company today.
Panasonic Solutions Company is focused on B to B, it said, and will incorporate the operations of Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company and Panasonic Professional Display Company.
It formally launched operations today, April 1.
"At Panasonic we have always been focused on providing the most reliable technology platforms to support our customers' missions. With this consolidation, Panasonic is streamlining its relationships with customers and offering them a broad portfolio approach," said Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America, in a statement. "We believe this change will make Panasonic an easier company with which to do business and enhance our ability to deliver superior products, services and support to commercial and government customers."
"Panasonic is a technology leader and continues to spend over $3 billion in R&D each year," said Poehler. "We will utilize the technology and innovation from our multiple engineering and research centers to create new solutions, built with the input of our customers and ecosystem of channel partners, to substantially grow our business."
The company said it will adopt a two-tier channel approach to its sales: "providing partners significant opportunities to expand their portfolio of reliable Panasonic products and create a host of new solutions for enterprise and government organizations."
Also beginning operations today is Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, of which James Doyle