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Joseph M. Taylor Appointed Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America


Panasonic Corporation of North America, a market leader in Plasma HDTVs, announced the appointment of Joseph M. Taylor as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Panasonic is the principal North American subsidiary of Japanís Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC).

Mr. Taylor is responsible for leading key corporate strategic business initiatives, building alliances for Panasonic and heading the companyís newly organized XCS Division, which is aimed at achieving extreme customer satisfaction. He also heads Panasonicís Information Technology, Procurement, Facilities and Real Estate functions as well as its Customer Call Centers and Panasonicís internal Service and Technology companies.

In addition to his expanded role in Panasonicís U.S. operations, Mr. Taylor has been named an Executive Officer of parent company Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. effective April 1, 2007. Through this position, Mr. Taylor will be involved in formulating and executing Matsushita Electricís global business strategy. He is the first American ever to be appointed an Executive Officer in Matsushita Electric.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Operating Officer of Panasonic Industrial Company, as well as Vice President and Member of the Board of Panasonic Corporation of North America. As President of Panasonic Industrial Company, which he joined in 1983, Mr. Taylor led all of Matsushita Electricís North American industrial business activities.

Mr. Taylor has also represented Panasonic in numerous technical educational initiatives, including New Jerseyís Liberty Science Center, the Herrick Laboratories of Purdue University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. He has been a Member of the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers and serves on the boards of several Panasonic companies.


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