Tom Gebhardt

Tom Gebhardt serves as Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America, a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The Newark, NJ-based company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.

In addition to his role in leading North American operation, Tom also serves as an Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation. In this role, Tom formulates and executes Panasonic global business strategies. Tom has been with Panasonic for more than thirty years. Before taking on his current role, he led Peachtree City, Ga-based Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America to become the largest and most dynamic of Panasonic’s North American businesses.

Prior to leading the automotive business, Tom held a succession of executive positions within Panasonic, including President of Panasonic Industrial Company, President of Panasonic Factory Solutions Company, and General Manager of Panasonic Battery Group.

Mr. Gebhardt holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from the Northern Illinois University College of Business and has received postgraduate executive education certificates from Georgetown University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.