Pioneer North America, Inc. is a part of Tokyo-based Pioneer
Corporation, a world leader in digital entertainment products. The Company
was founded in 1938 in Tokyo as a radio and speaker repair shop. Today,
Pioneer is recognized as a leader in technology advancements in the consumer
Pioneer is respected for its role in such innovations as interactive
cable TV, the Laser Disc player, developing the first Compact Disc player
for the car and the first detachable face car stereo, DVD and DVD recording,
plasma display, and organic electroluminescent display. The Company's
strength in optical disc and display technology is complemented by its
state-of-the-art software products and manufacturing capabilities.
Pioneer began its North American operations in 1972 and currently employs
nearly 3,000 people, including approximately 300 at its Long Beach,
California headquarters. Tom Haga is President and Chief Executive Officer
of Pioneer North America. Pioneer is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol, PIO.