Panasonic’s Sheila O’Neil and Bill Brennan Recognized as UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

  Panasonic’s Sheila O’Neil and Bill Brennan Recognized as UBM Tech Channel’s
  CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Business Wire

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- February 19, 2013

Panasonic, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government,
enterprise and SMB markets announced today that Sheila O’Neil, Vice President,
Channel Management and Bill Brennan, Senior Director, Channel Sales –
Resellers, have been named to UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This
prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT
channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel
sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending
the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Over the past few decades, Panasonic has invested in working with its solution
partners and channel partners to deliver reliable, innovative business
technology solutions to customers across a number of vertical markets. The
complete suite of Panasonic technology solutions addresses unified business
communications, scanners, mobile computing, video surveillance, retail
point-of-sale, , high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional
displays and digital signage, and HD/ 3D video production.

The 2013 Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on
channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public
support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to
driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, Senior
Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a
must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to
expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs
that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s
Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud
them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in
the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

“Panasonic is firmly rooted in our channel route-to-market and we realize  our
business is only as successful as our partners. Because of this, we are
constantly making improvements to our channel program to help resellers gain
greater value from their relationship with Panasonic,” said Rance Poehler,
President, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “This
award for Sheila and Bill is a testament to the successful partnership between
Panasonic and our reseller community, which is built on an intense collective
commitment to customers and a deep understanding of their individual
applications and environments.”

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business
technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government,
healthcare, production, hospitality, education and a wide variety of
commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from
Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that
drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified
business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail
point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing,
visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and
HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D,
manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and
long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic
solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications
Company of North America,which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of
North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic
Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without
notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by
calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad
line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer,
business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American
subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub
of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.
Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top
ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking
(http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx).
As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic
Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new
eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in
2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at
http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its
products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for
journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

About UBM Tech Channel www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused
events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With
over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched
channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives
managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to
accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us
at: www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM llc (www.ubm.com)

UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and
bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and
provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We
focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game
developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists
around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into
specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and
their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go
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Contact:

UBM Tech Channel
Cynthia Cooper, 508-416-1186
Cynthia.cooper@ubm.com
or
Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Devin Kingdon, 415-365-8528
devin.kingdon@cohnwolfe.com