McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Tom Fickett as the Chief Financial Officer at Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America. Tom will lead a team of finance and accounting professionals and serve as a strategic partner to the executive leadership team. He will focus on improving the company’s reporting and financial infrastructure, working cross-functionally with manufacturing leaders to maximize efficiency, and serving as a key leader in planning and negotiations as the company continues to grow.

Tom has worked for multibillion-dollar global manufacturing companies throughout his career, with a strong track record in extremely fast paced environments. In his previous role as the top finance leader for Flex Corporation’s Consumer Technology Group, he was responsible for 25 manufacturing sites around the globe, serving hundreds of customers.

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is a leading electric vehicle battery manufacturer with headquarters in Sparks, Nevada. PENA has collaborated with Tesla Motors, Inc. to construct a large-scale, advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory. The company’s team of 3,800 is set to produce cells that will double the world’s current production.

The executive search was directed by McDermott + Bull Managing Director Jared Moriarty, Vice President Brent Lamb, Director Michael Finegold, and Executive Recruiter Allison Cox.