TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Panasonic Corporation of North America
today announced that its subsidiary, Panasonic Canada Inc., appointed
Michael Moskowitz as President, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Moskowitz
replaces Ian Vatcher, who currently serves as President and will be
"We commend Ian for his leadership legacy of more than 30 years with
Panasonic - a rarity in today's business climate - and for steering the
company through challenging economic times and industry changes," said
Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North
America. "We welcome Michael's dynamic thinking, impressive industry
knowledge and drive to continually innovate. He will be a strong leader
in Panasonic's future strategy."
Mr. Moskowitz is currently Executive Vice President, leading the
consumer and business divisions, including sales, marketing, supply
chain and customer care.
He joined Panasonic Canada in August 2011, bringing more than 20 years
of experience in leading growth companies in the consumer electronics,
communications and technology industries.
"I'm excited at the challenge of working with a strong and energetic
team to deliver products that create better experiences and smart
solutions for consumers and businesses whether in the living room or
boardroom," said Mr. Moskowitz. "Building on the strength of one of
Canada's most reputable brands, we are well positioned to introduce new
technologies and work with our customers to use our technology in ways
that will create a positive impact."
Before coming to Panasonic, Mr. Moskowitz served as President and CEO of
satellite radio operator XM Canada from 2008 until 2011. Prior to XM
Canada, he was President, Americas International of Palm where he
managed Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean region. Michael holds
a B.A. from York University and an MBA from Dalhousie University. In
2003, Michael was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, an award
presented to exceptional Canadians under the age of 40, who are
outstanding leaders in their chosen fields and who are shaping our
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. For more information about Panasonic, please visit http://panasonic.com/.
About Panasonic Canada Inc.
Panasonic products are marketed in Canada by Panasonic Canada Inc.
(PCI). PCI is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America,
one of the world's largest producers of electronic and electric
products for consumer, business, and industrial use. Consumers seeking
more information on the company's products can call Panasonic's
Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic's home page
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SOURCE: Panasonic Canada
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