SOURCE: Panasonic

July 01, 2008 09:00 ET

Zoe Susice to Lead Panasonic's U.S. Imaging Group, Including Camcorders and LUMIX Digital Cameras

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Zoe Susice has been appointed Group Manager, Imaging for Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, based in Secaucus, N.J. With Susice's appointment, she is responsible for the company's Imaging Group, which encompasses the award-winning Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras, camcorders, including its popular High Definition models; blank media, such as SDHC Memory Cards and recordable Blu-ray discs, as well as audio accessories such as headphones and HDMI cables.

"Panasonic is pleased to announce that Zoe Susice will manage the Imaging Group and her proven leadership will move the business in the right direction," said Dennis Eppel, Vice President, Network Business Group, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "Panasonic's camcorders and LUMIX digital cameras are a primary focus for the company, and we're confident Zoe will increase our presence in these markets and communicate the value of the user-friendly, yet high-quality imaging products we manufacture."

Susice has been at Panasonic since April 2007 and was previously the National Marketing Manager for Imaging accessories, including SD Memory Cards, headphones and HDMI cables. Prior to joining Panasonic, Susice was a Senior Brand Manager at Reckitt Benckiser, Incorporated, a British-based consumer packaged goods company.

In other company moves, David Briganti has been promoted to National Marketing Manager, Imaging and is responsible for the marketing of Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras, which have a 2008 line-up that includes models with touch-screens; ultra-wide-angle lenses; Wi-Fi capabilities; Intelligent Auto technologies and more. Briganti succeeds Alex Fried, who has been appointed National Marketing Manager, Video, in Panasonic's Entertainment group, and is responsible for marketing Blu-ray Disc and DVD products.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic develops advanced imaging technologies and its entire 2008 LUMIX digital still camera line includes optical imaging stabilization and Intelligent ISO features. Panasonic is honored to support OUR PLACE - The World's Heritage, a project that will create the world's largest photographic collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites, with acclaimed photographers exclusively using LUMIX digital cameras to capture all images. For more information for journalists, please visit www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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