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Background Information

Employment History

National Organization

Chief Executive Officer

Panasonic Corporation


ABILITY Magazine

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Matsushita Electric Corporation of America

Executive Officer

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. , Ltd.

National Leader for Risk and Advisory Services In Japanese Practice


Position, Governing Board

New Jersey Performing Arts Center


Senior Advisor
Takenaka Partners LLC

Board Member

Board Member
Research Bank


bachelor's degree


Meiji Gakuin University

Web References (83 Total References)

Takenaka Partners - Takenaka and Company [cached]

Mr. Hideaki Iwatani, Executive Vice President and Chief Representative in New York ( New York )

Mr. Iwatani was named Chairman and CEO of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America in 2000. In this position, Mr. Iwatani oversaw Panasonic's consumer, B-to-B and industrial sales, marketing, production and R&D operations for the company that, along with its affiliates, had at the time, over 150 business locations in the US, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico. Mr. Iwatani was also named to Matsushita Electric's board of directors with responsibility to oversee operations in both North and South America. Mr. Iwatani, who joined Matsushita Electric Co. Ltd. in 1968, was named President of Panasonic Consumer Electric Company since 1996. Prior to that assignment, he was President of Panasonic Company West, which is based in the Los Angeles suburb of Cypress. After serving as Chairman and CEO of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, in 2004, Mr. Iwatani was responsible for the international affairs of the company as well as the Director of the Global Strategy Research Institute. Mr. Iwatani has spent nearly 30 years on assignments in the US, and is currently a Permanent Associate for Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. In 2001, Mr. Iwatani received an award in NY for his contribution and dedication toward international affairs, and in 2004, received an international humanitarian award. Mr. Iwatani graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics from Meiji Gakuin University in Japan.

Kids for the Future : Board Members [cached]

Don Iwatani - Former Chairman, Panasonic USA

(Hideaki) "Donny" Iwatani, later on the ... [cached]

(Hideaki) "Donny" Iwatani, later on the COO of Panasonic North America really guided me and nurtured me to understanding the Japanese culture and the business through the executive level. We first met in Baltimore when Panasonic's mid-Atlantic group was established, and Donny was an assistant general manager. At the time, I handled all the big accounts, Circuit City, Ritz Camera, the May Company, different Macy's stores. It was the first time Panasonic integrated Japanese management into the local sales companies, and Donny Iwatani was really good at guiding me on how to present materials so the factories could understand it, how to ask the factory for something so they can understand it and produce results.

Notice of the ordinary general meeting of shareholders [cached]

At the Board of Directors meeting held on June 29, 2005, Hideaki Iwatani and Yoichiro Maekawa retired as Executive Officers upon the expiration of their terms.

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Don Iwatani, CEO of Panasonic

Now carrying the torch set ablaze by Matsushita is Panasonic’s current CEO, Don Iwatani.
Chet Cooper, ABILITY Magazine’s editor-in-chief, recently interviewed Iwatani to discuss the future of Panasonic.
Interview with Panasonic's CEO Don Iwatani
Don Iwatani: I’ve been with Panasonic nearly 35 years and in the United States for about 25 years.

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