Panasonic has promoted Jim Shelton to vice president of the company’s eco products division.

In addition to marketing and HVAC construction product development for the ventilation business, he will now oversee strategic planning and management. Shelton has been with Panasonic Eco Solutions North America since 2001.

“I was very fortunate to be a part of the Panasonic team that revolutionized the air quality sector of the building industry with the introduction of our whisper-quiet Energy Star-rated, high-performance ventilation fans,” Shelton said. “I am excited to lead the next phase of Panasonic’s innovations, including the development of a smart home comfort and control system, which we expect will revolutionize technologies for healthy homes.”

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America President Dan Silver said Shelton has been a valuable employee.

“Jim is essential to the continued growth of our ventilation business,” Silver said. “His extensive industry experience and proven track will be invaluable in further extending Panasonic’s efforts to extend the benefits of improved air quality products in a highly competitive market.”