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 Chief Financial Officer (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. Most recently, Hideo held the position of CFO of Automotive & Industrial Systems (AIS) Company at Panasonic.