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Mark Ragard Joins Panasonic Factory Solutions as Manager of Electronics Assembly Sales

Nov 16, 2011

Mark Ragard

Mark Ragard

November 16, 2011 - Rolling Meadows, IL - Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA) announces that Mark Ragard has joined its team as Group Manager of Electronics Assembly. Ragard is now in charge of Panasonic’s strategic implementation and sales execution of manufacturing solutions for the North American market.

“I am proud to be with Panasonic—an undeniable leader in electronics manufacturing,” relayed Ragard. “An expansive equipment set, a modular, integrated Manufacturing Execution System, and a multitude of quality end solutions backed by real manufacturing know-how is offered for nearly every industry. With this combination, Panasonic is well-positioned to grow market share by helping customers get products out the door more efficiently, productively, and with great quality.”

“Having Mark join the Panasonic team is such a natural progression in his career,” says Tom Gebhardt, PFSA President. “With over 25 years in the industry, he has experienced the challenges of electronics assembly including PTH, SMT, identification systems, and software. To couple his understanding of what manufacturers need with the solutions Panasonic can provide is a perfect fit.”

Ragard holds a successful history with Universal Instruments as General Manager of and Director of sales, and with Microscan Systems as North East & Ontario Canada Regional Sales Manager. In addition, he has participated in many industry councils and possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University.

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About Panasonic Factory Solutions

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. Panasonic Factory Solutions is also a premier source for robotic and manual arc welding equipment to distributors, system integrators and end users. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

For additional information: Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, 5201 Tollview Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com PH: 847-637-9600. www.panasonicfa.com

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