Hideo joined Panasonic Corporation in 1980 as a graduate of Osaka University and brings a wealth of knowledge to the company. His experience with Panasonic includes 17 years as CFO, including an assignment as CFO for Panasonic Avionics from 1997 to 2001 and CFO of Panasonic Corporation of North America from 2004 to 2009. Hideo has most recently been the CFO of Automotive & Industrial Systems (AIS) Company in Panasonic.