CEO Lecture Series featuring Joe Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Panasonic, North America

Last Occurrence: Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1 Washington Park
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The Challenges of Remaking a 100-Year-Old Global Corporation

Joseph M. Taylor
Chairman and CEO,
Panasonic Corporation of North America

Please join us for our next installment in the highly anticipated Rutgers Business School CEO Lecture Series featuring Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America. Taylor will be discussing, "The Challenges of Remaking a 100-Year-Old Global Corporation."

Panasonic recently moved its North American headquarters to a brand new 12-storey glass tower near Rutgers Business School in downtown Newark.

Dean Glenn Shafer and the Rutgers Business School Board of Advisers welcomes all students, faculty, staff, alumni and board members to attend.



To register, please RSVP and if you have any questions, contact Terri Suarez at 973-353-5645 or email

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About Joseph Taylor

Joe Taylor, CEO of Panasonic at Rutgers

Joseph M. Taylor serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. The company develops, manufactures and distributes an extensive range of digital and other electronics products for consumer, workplace and industrial purposes primarily for the U.S. and Canada.

Under Mr. Taylor’s leadership, Panasonic Corporation of North America, which was based on a corporate campus in Secaucus, NJ, moved its headquarters operations to a newly constructed office tower in Newark, NJ in July as part of its effort to transform itself into an innovation leader in green business. The company’s new home offers employees easy access to a major regional mass transit hub and incorporates energy-savings, water-savings and accessibility throughout its design. The aim is to achieve LEED Platinum certification for the new office tower.

In addition to his role in leading Panasonic’s North American operations, Mr. Taylor also serves as a Managing Executive Officer of parent company Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation. In this role, Mr. Taylor formulates and executes Panasonic’s global business strategy.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Taylor, a 30-year Panasonic veteran, served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer from 2007 and before that was President and Chief Operating Officer of Panasonic Industrial Company, as well as Vice President and Member of the Board of Panasonic Corporation of North America.

Mr. Taylor has represented Panasonic on numerous boards and technical educational initiatives, including programs with New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center, the Herrick Laboratories of Purdue University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. He has been a Member of the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers, Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Company, and currently serves on the boards of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and several Panasonic companies. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of LaSalle College in Philadelphia, PA. He also holds a doctorate in engineering honoris causa from New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey’s leading technology university.

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