SECAUCUS, N.J., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced that it has appointed Todd Rytting its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Rytting, the President and CEO of Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, will concurrently continue to lead that research group in addition to taking on his new CTO responsibilities.
"Todd is a seasoned leader whose experience in managing multidisciplinary engineering teams on energy management, device networking and robotics solutions aligns well with Panasonic's direction as a solutions provider for enterprises," said Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America. "I have great confidence that in his CTO position Todd will re-energize our ongoing technology initiatives and help drive further development of new solutions-based services."
"Panasonic is in a unique position to leverage its broad array of products and incredible depth of engineering talent to create new solutions and services for the B2B spaces where we are now active, such as avionics for many global air carriers and automotive solutions for major automakers," said Mr. Rytting. "I look forward to helping Panasonic create new opportunities through the innovative synergy that can come from our technological strengths and deep customer engagement, which are the hallmarks of Panasonic's existing businesses."Mr. Rytting has held engineering leadership positions at the Panasonic laboratory in Salt Lake City since it began in 2005, with the acquisition of emWare, a networking infrastructure technology venture, in which he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Prior to that, he managed engineering teams that produced state-of-the-art robotics systems for the entertainment industry and non-destructive testing systems for aerospace applications. 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 and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands survey, Panasonic was ranked among the world's top ten green companies: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom. SOURCE Panasonic