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Paul Norton to Join Hitachi America, Ltd.’s Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division
SAN DIEGO – July 9, 2007 – Hitachi America, Ltd. announced today that Paul Norton has joined the company’s Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division, which focuses on providing advanced digital products to businesses and consumers. Mr. Norton joins the company as director of sales, Eastern Zone and Buying Groups.
Mr. Norton has more than 25 years experience in sales and relationship management. He most recently served as executive director, sales for the Americas for Hannspree California Inc. where he was responsible for providing retail industry leadership and bringing to market the company’s LCD televisions and IT monitors. During his time at Hannspree, Mr. Norton recruited and trained regional sales directors and secured premium product placements with department stores, national CE/IT retailers and specialty chains.
Prior to Hannspree, Mr. Norton worked as the sales director, specialty retail group for the Hewlett-Packard Company. In this role, Mr. Norton designed and implemented a synergist business model and go-to-market strategy for mass merchant, warehouse club, e-commerce and specialty channels for Compaq/HP branded product lines. Mr. Norton was the sales director, consumer products division for Compaq Computer Corporation before the merger with HP. Prior to Compaq, Mr. Norton was with Toshiba America Consumer Products as VP, National Accounts.
Mr. Norton graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in Business.
Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division, produces and markets a wide variety of digital products for business and consumers. The division’s Consumer Group markets high-definition plasma televisions and monitors, LCD projection and flat panel HDTVs, LCD projectors, and DVD camcorders. The division’s Business Group markets LCD projectors, professional plasma monitors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM.
Hitachi has a unique position in the marketplace by manufacturing and developing its own core technologies to provide consumers and businesses with optimal product performance in each of Hitachi's product categories. For consumer products, please visit www.hitachi.us/tv. For business products, please visit www.hitachi.us/digitalmedia. For more information about electronic whiteboards and Starboard software, please visit Hitachi Software at www.hitachi-soft.com. Hitachi brand business products are connected through Hitachi’s OneVision program, which makes it possible for any Hitachi business unit dealer to sell Hitachi products from other Hitachi business units.
Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and consumer electronics, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit www.hitachi.us.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.