Taylor Named Chairman/CEO Of Panasonic N.A.

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Secaucus, N.J. - Panasonic Corporation of North America COO Joe Taylor will become chairman/CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America as of April 1.

He will succeed current chairman/CEO Yoshi Yamada, who will move to Japan to head parent company Panasonic Corporation's global industrial sales business.

Yamada has also been promoted to managing executive officer of the parent company, subject to approval of the appointment at the general shareholders meetin Secaucus, N.J. - Panasonic Corporation of North America COO Joe Taylor will become chairman/CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America as of April 1.

He will succeed current chairman/CEO Yoshi Yamada, who will move to Japan to head parent company Panasonic Corporation's global industrial sales business.

Yamada has also been promoted to managing executive officer of the parent company, subject to approval of the appointment at the general shareholders meeting on June 25.

A 26-year Panasonic veteran, who has served as Panasonic Corporation of North America's COO since 2007, Taylor has led many of the company's strategic business efforts, including creating a B to B enterprise solutions group and launching and coordinating companywide FullHD 3D TV product and promotion initiatives, Panasonic said.

Prior to becoming COO, Taylor was president of Panasonic Industrial Company, a division company that supplies industrial components and electronic devices to the nation's largest manufacturers and assemblers. g on June 25.

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