SOURCE: Panasonic

July 17, 2008 14:09 ET

J.M. Allain Appointed President of Panasonic System Solutions Company

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Panasonic today announced that J.M. Allain has been appointed President, Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA). PSSA provides technology solutions and systems for diverse business applications such as security, medical and industrial imaging, point-of-sale workstations, drive-thru communications, large screen LED and other digital signage. Mr. Allain, who most recently managed the global operations of Duos Technologies, succeeds Frank DeFina, who recently retired.

"We are pleased to welcome J.M. Allain to the Panasonic team," said Yoshi Yamada, Chairman & CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America. "With his background in global systems integration marketing and sales management for enterprises ranging from start-ups to multinational companies, he brings a strong portfolio of valuable experience to this position."

Mr. Allain has led deployments of leading-edge integrated security systems in high-profile public and private institutions around the world. He has also established experience in a number of technology-driven industries including data communications and telecommunications.

Mr. Allain holds an MBA in International Trade and Finance as well as Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Systems Engineering.

About Panasonic

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America markets a broad line of digital and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) of Japan, and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is committed to achieving a sustainable future through its eco ideas strategy to preserve the earth's resources and protect our environment. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.