CALIFORNIA: Hitachi America, which makes and markets consumer
electronics, computer systems and semiconductors, has promoted PR
director Gerard Corbett to general manager of corporate communications.
In the newly-created post, Corbett will oversee all PR, advertising and
on-line and off-line marketing and communications. He will also
co-ordinate US employee communications through the firm’s Japanese
parent Hitachi Ltd. A former computer programmer for NASA, Corbett also
has 25 years of investor relations and corporate communications