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Tarrytown, New York, September 12, 2013 – Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Kenji Nakamura as President and CEO. Mr. Nakamura, who has served as Chief Operating Officer for Hitachi America, Ltd. since July, 2013, succeeds Mr. Kensuke Oka, who has served as President and CEO since October, 2011. Mr. Oka will return to Japan to assume the role of President for Hitachi Document Solutions Co., Ltd., a newly formed company that will be headquartered in Tokyo. The appointments will be effective October 1, 2013.
In his new role, Mr. Nakamura will lead all business operations for Hitachi America, Ltd. Additionally, he will lead corporate business strategy and coordinate Group company collaboration. Mr. Nakamura has worked in the U.S. since 1989, and he has extensive experience in leading sales and marketing initiatives, particularly in the digital media sector. He also has experience in procurement, manufacturing and product planning.
“Kenji Nakamura is a brilliant strategist and a strong leader,” said Takashi Hatchoji, Group Chairman for the Americas and Chairman of the Board of Hitachi America, Ltd. “He has worked in the U.S. market for many years, and he has a firm understanding of Hitachi’s capabilities in the Social Innovation Business and the opportunities for its deployment here in the U.S.”
“I am honored and excited to serve as President and CEO of Hitachi America, Ltd.,” said Kenji Nakamura. “As the Regional Headquarters for Hitachi in North America, Hitachi America, Ltd. has an important role in guiding strategy and coordinating collaboration among the many Hitachi Group companies in the this region. Through its Social Innovation Business, Hitachi has numerous products, services and solutions that can create value for our business partners and customers.”
Prior to joining Hitachi America, Ltd., Mr. Nakamura served as Deputy General Manager, International Strategy Division, Hitachi, Ltd. Before that, he served as General Manager, Global Business Strategy for Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. Mr. Nakamura currently resides in White Plains, NY.
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies, offers a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For more information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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