Panasonic Corp. of North America (Newark, N.J.): Dan Silver is now president of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and will concurrently serve as president of Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning North America. Panasonic Eco Solutions will focus its activities on the marketing and sales of electrical construction and eco-responsible products, including vent fans, lighting control systems and cordless assembly tools, serving the commercial, government, factory and residential sectors. In addition, Silver will lead Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning North America, which in conjunction with ventilation products, positions Panasonic as the leading innovator in indoor air quality solutions.
An employee of Panasonic for 29 years, Silver has held a succession of leadership positions with the company. He holds a BA in political science from Amherst College; a MA from Johns Hopkins in international relation; studied and taught in Japan, and is fluent in Japanese.