Former Panasonic North America CEO and new VP boost Imprint Energy business team


Imprint Energy (Alameda, California), manufacturer of a new generation of safe, environmentally-friendly, customisable batteries for IoT applications, such as smart labels and tags, medical patches, pill bottle trackers, and medicine-delivery pens, announced important additions to its team.

Joseph M. Taylor, formerly chairman and CEO of the Panasonic Corporation of North America, has joined Imprint as a business and strategy advisor. Panasonic has one of the world’s most extensive product portfolios leading with their prominence as one of the largest and most advanced makers of batteries. Taylor led the transformation of this portfolio from consumer electronics to business and government solutions. He also created their Smart City initiatives that demonstrate how public-private partnerships can improve the quality of life for residents.

Additionally, Mark Laich has joined Imprint as VP, business development. Mark has driven major growth for enabling technologies through customer engagement and partner ecosystem development. Most recently, Laich was SVP of sales at USound GmbH, where he launched their MEMS micro speaker technology into augmented reality applications and wireless earphones. Previously, Laich led sales at MEMSIC, bringing magnetic sensors to smartphones. His experience spans mobile, consumer electronics, IoT, wearables, medical device and automotive sectors and applications.

Imprint’s batteries are distinctively advantaged for emerging high-volume IoT applications. The batteries pack the power to communicate over short or long distances, with some types especially designed to power IoT products that use Semtech’s LoRa devices for low power wide area networks (LPWAN). Imprint is working on similar programmes with leaders in Bluetooth Low Energy and RF. Imprint is shipping its batteries in volume and piloting its next generation of roll-to-roll production technology for very high volumes. Imprint will showcase its technology, products, partnerships and development kits at the IDTechEx conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center on 20-21 November. Founder and CEO D. Christine Ho will be speaking about best-fit use cases and Imprint’s commercial progress on 21 November at 9:40am in Conference Room A; and Imprint will exhibit at booth Y34.

Caption: Joseph M. Taylor (left) and Mark Laich (photo: Imprint Energy)

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