Panasonic Corporation of North America Product Manager to Assume Leadership Role for Open Source Development Group

Raleigh, NC – June 9, 2020 – The TWAIN Working Group (TWG), a not-for-profit organization designed to provide and foster a universal public standard which links applications and image acquisition devices, today announced the election of Joseph Odore to the position of TWG Chairperson of the Board. In this role, Odore will lead ongoing TWG initiatives and development, to include TWAIN Direct® growth and adoption, the PDF/raster™ file format specification and day-to-day management responsibilities for the organization.

“Joe has been an excellent addition to the Group since Panasonic joined as a Board member company a number of years ago. He has been consistently engaged in development activities and was serving as Marketing Committee Chair until his recent election to Board Chair,” said Mark McLaughlin, TWAIN Working Group Technical Committee Chair. “We look forward to having Joe at the helm guiding the Group in our efforts to provide the best open source, free standard possible to the capture industry.”

“We’re very pleased to announce Joseph Odore as the latest TWAIN Working Group Chairperson. This standards group has a long history of providing quality tools for communication between software and imaging devices, and we’re proud to participate in the development of such tools, which are incorporated with our scanning solutions,” said Faisal Pandit, President of Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “Having Joseph become a key participant on the TWG Board is testament to his dedication and our support of the progress and success of the Group. We are certain that Joseph, along with all the dedicated TWG participants and member companies, will continue to push this technology in to the future for the betterment of the industry as a whole.”