NEWARK, N.J. (June 10, 2019) – Mike Riccio, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA), has been recognized as a 2019 Hall of Fame honoree by the New Jersey Tech Council, a private, nonprofit membership organization, which supports the technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystems across the state and region.
The Hall of Fame award is presented to a current or former CFO for multiple achievements over an extended period of time, which have elevated the CFO to a level of recognition among peers.
“It’s an honor to be recognized among other leaders and changemakers dedicated to investing in the continued advancement of our industry and the success of our business and government customers,” Riccio said. “As a proud supporter of the NJ Tech Council and its mission, Panasonic is committed to fueling innovations that support companies across diverse industries through sustainable solutions and by expanding access to STEM education.”
The NJ Tech Council CFO + Investor Awards, which took place on June 7, is an annual event recognizing the accomplishments of financial executives from the region’s diverse technology and life sciences communities.
“This annual tradition is one of my favorite events because it provides an opportunity to recognize the CFOs and financiers who make growth a reality,” said James Barood, president and CEO, NJ Tech Council.
Since joining Panasonic over 30 years ago, Riccio has served in key accounting and financial management positions and is responsible for ensuring that the company’s business units align with overall global business goals. He has been instrumental in change management helping to transform Panasonic from its former consumer electronics roots to a leading provider of integrated business solutions enabling business customers in diverse industries and government customers to improve the lives of consumers. Notably, Riccio was responsible for the execution of PNA’s strategy to relocate their Headquarters to Newark, N.J., in 2013, where it has been a dedicated community partner through STEM initiatives such as Students 2 Science and Code as a Second Language.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is committed to creating a better life and a better world by enabling its business-to-business customers through innovations in Sustainable Energy, Immersive Entertainment, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation. One of Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2018, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at www.na.panasonic.com/us.