Newark-based Panasonic on Tuesday announced Michael Moskowitz as the new chairman and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corp. of North America.
Moskowitz succeeds Tom Gebhardt, who is leaving the company after serving in a variety of leadership roles over his more than three decades with Panasonic.
Most recently, Moskowitz served simultaneous roles as president of Panasonic Canada Inc. and Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. He joined Panasonic in 2011 and since then has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility.
Over the past six years, he has improved Panasonic Canada’s margins and profitability by expanding the company’s focus to include solutions-based offerings for business-to-business customers. Today, Panasonic Canada serves a highly diverse mix of corporate and public sector customers.
Prior to joining Panasonic, Moskowitz was president and CEO of XM Canada; before that he served as president of Palm in the Americas International.
“I am humbled and excited to take on this new role,” Moskowitz said in a prepared statement. “Panasonic Corp. of North America has successfully undergone an incredible transformation, redefining the relationships we enjoy with our B2B customers through innovation and customer centricity – cornerstones of our future success. That transformation was made possible by leaders like Tom Gebhardt, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.”