17745 Wed, 01/27/2010 - 12:57pm
SECAUCUS, N.J.–Dan Silver has been appointed president of Panasonic Home & Health Co., which includes the Home Appliance Group (microwaves, irons, vacuums); the Wellness Group (massage chairs, shavers, beauty products); and Panasonic Home & Environment Company, (ventilation fans).
Silver, who joined Panasonic in 1985, was previously director of the company’s Home Appliance Group. He succeeds Sam Takahashi, who has relocated to Japan to become director of the Healthcare Business Unit of Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Co.
In other company moves, Bill Soderberg has been promoted to group head, Home Appliances Group, and is responsible for the sales and marketing of products, including Inverter Microwaves and the Panasonic 360-Degree Quick Irons. Soderberg’s responsibilities also include food services and vacuums.