Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced the appointment of Allan Swan as President of Panasonic Energy of North America at the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, effective September 10th, 2018.
"Allan Swan is a respected and experienced leader in accelerating supply chain performance and delivering operational success," said Shawn Watanabe, Director of the Tesla Energy Business Division of Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, Panasonic Corporation. "His expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, and operations will allow Panasonic to continue productivity growth and strengthen overall performance. We are delighted to have Allan join the Panasonic Energy team here in Nevada."
Mr. Swan joins Panasonic from Roll's Royce, where he served as Senior Vice President for the US Operations of the Defense Business. He has held multiple manufacturing, supply chain, and operations-related leadership roles throughout his career not only at Rolls-Royce, but also at ThyssenKrupp in Germany and United Technologies in his home country of Scotland.
"I am delighted to join Panasonic Energy of North America," said Mr. Swan. "I look forward to working with Panasonic's talented team to continue the company's rapid growth at the Tesla Gigafactory."
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B customers. This year Panasonic is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and was highlighted in Forbes Magazine as one of the World's Most Valuable Brands for 2018. Learn more about Panasonic's ideas and innovations at Panasonic.com.