Fujifilm Europe announces Toshihisa "Toshi" Iida has taken up the position as new President and Managing Director for FUJIFILM Europe GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany, and FUJIFILM Europe B.V., Tilburg, Netherlands.

Toshihisa will be responsible for a wealth of businesses across the region, where Fujifilm operate 55 group companies in 43 countries, employing 4,500 people engaged in research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing and service. Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, he will be responsible for all business divisions including Medical Systems, Photo Imaging and instax, Electronic Imaging, Optical Devices, Graphic Systems, Recording Media and Industrial Products, as well as new ventures that utilize a number of highly versatile core technologies originally developed from within Fujifilm’s photo film business. These include regenerative medicine, cell culture media and membrane technologies.

Toshihisa succeeds Mark Yamamoto who was appointed Managing Director of Fujifilm in Europe in May 2018, who will now take up a new assignment as a Board Director for FUJIFILM Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.

Published in Inside the Business
Friday, 04 September 2020 23:44

Mimaki Europe Announces New Managing Director

Mimaki Europe announces the appointment of Takahiro Hiraki as Managing Director.

Hiraki joined Mimaki Engineering in 1997 as a sales representative for the Mimaki CF-series. Over 20 years, he develops his expertise in the technology and advance his sales career in various senior positions with Mimaki. In 2019, Hiraki joined the board of directors and was assigned management responsibility for Mimaki Europe.

“My goal as Managing Director for Mimaki Europe is to further develop relationships with our partners and customers to meet the evolving local needs of these businesses and take Mimaki Europe into its next phase of success.” Takahiro Hiraki, Mimaki Europe Managing Director.

Mimaki Europe also welcomes Ryosuke Nakayama as Executive Assistant to Hiraki.

Hiraki succeeds Yuji Ikeda who commented, “In Hiraki and Nakayama, Mimaki Europe is adding two accomplished and highly qualified team members. I am confident that Hiraki will lead this newly bolstered team to achieve great things in the months ahead, despite the unprecedented and challenging situation we have all faced this year. I wish him and Mimaki Europe every success.

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