Masaru "Martin" Kono

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., best known by its Panasonic brand, today announced that Yoshihiko "Yoshi" Yamada, most recently director of the company's Systems Business Group and Vice President of Panasonic AVC Networks Company in Osaka, Japan, has been named Chairman and CEO of Matsushita Electric Corp. of America, which is based in Secaucus, N.J. In this position, Mr. Yamada will oversee Panasonic's consumer, business-to-business and industrial component sales operations as well as its R&D and manufacturing operations in North America. Along with its subsidiaries and affiliates, the company has close to 100 business locations and employs 26,000 people in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Puerto

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