Goals: My main goal is to support the corporate transformation direction, ensuring a smooth transition as the company focuses more on business-to-business solutions and sales.
Previous jobs: I have been with Panasonic for the past 26 years, and have worked in many capacities within different business units in terms of financial management and IT system implementations. Most recently, I was the company's vice president and controller.
Key strengths: I have been fortunate to have a strong background of both practical and educational experience. Developing a team concept and understanding takes leadership of the team, so I believe one of my key strengths is my ability to execute and get things done. Also, I understand that a team's effort is an essential part of completing projects, and I have learned to be the best leader I can be through team mentoring.
Career high: Being named the first American CFO of Panasonic Corp. of North America.
Next: I will ensure that my former responsibilities are handed over smoothly, and then will dive in where the previous CFO left off, in terms of the company's transformation.
Challenges: In terms of Panasonic's transformation project, change will be a challenge. Change is always a potential challenge, so I plan to make sure that the strategy is clear and understood, communicate the message well and ensure that all team members are aligned.
After hours: Spending time and traveling with my wife and children; watching sports, especially football and hockey; and staying physically active are all things that I enjoy doing.
Proterro Inc., in Ewing, has added Edi Eliezer to its executive team as the company's engineering vice president. Eliezer joins Proterro with three decades in industrial bioengineering, with expertise in biochemicals and biofuels. Among the companies at which Eliezer has held positions are Fluor Corp., where he was director of bioprocess technology and engineering; DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts, where he was vice president of technology R&D; and Abbott Laboratories, where he was process development lead and manufacturing engineer for the chemicals, agricultural and pharma businesses. Eliezer earned an M.S. in applied industrial microbiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a B.S. in biochemical engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Toulouse, France.
Dr. Alexandra C. Caracitas has joined the Raritan Bay Physicians' Group LLC. She is relocating from South River, where she had practiced family medicine since 2007. Caracitas completed her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Kennedy Health System and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, in Camden. She received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Stratford.
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