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Panasonic Energy Names Senior Leadership to Kansas EV Battery Facility

September 27, 2023

De Soto, Kans.,  – Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., a Panasonic Group company, today announced senior leadership for its new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kansas. These talented professionals will play a vital role in accelerating production to meet surging domestic electric vehicle battery demand.

The De Soto Panasonic EV battery facility’s senior leadership will fill key roles across various departments, including operations, quality control, human resources, and research and development. These leaders bring a diverse set of skills and wealth of experience essential for the development of the facility and future employees.

“We are delighted to announce the new leadership team for our De Soto factory,” said Allan Swan, President of Panasonic Energy of North America and Leader of Project Kansas. “Their expertise will be instrumental in driving development and production, especially as we ramp up manufacturing of ‘2170’ cylindrical Li-ion batteries by 2025. With their support, we are confident in our ability to meet the demands of the industry and drive forward innovation, while pursuing a more prosperous and sustainable future for our society.”

Read the full press release here.