Hitachi America, Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. Kenji Nakamura as president and CEO.
Mr. Nakamura, who has served as chief operating officer for Hitachi America 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 Oct. 1, 2013.
In his new role, Mr. Nakamura will lead all business operations for Hitachi America. 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.
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 (pictured above) currently resides in White Plains, NY.