Secaucus, NJ—Panasonic Corporation of North America appointed Todd Rytting as its chief technology officer. 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 reenergize our ongoing technology initiatives and help drive further development of new solutions-based services.”
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 for which he was 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 nondestructive testing systems for aerospace applications.
“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 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.” panasonic.com