A Bold Mechanic For Matsushita's Creaky Machine
When Kunio Nakamura was tapped to become president and CEO at Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. last March, he had one big demand: to keep doing what he'd been doing. As a senior exec at the world's largest consumer electronics conglomerate, Nakamura had reshaped almost everything he'd gotten his hands on--including U.S. operations. So when he assumed his new duties on June 29, the tall, tanned 61-year-old was given free rein to restructure the sprawling company. "I didn't want to be a CEO unless I could implement my own policies," he says. "My job is to instigate change."
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