Epson Announces Executive Personnel Changes
- TOKYO, Japan, April 30, 2015 -
Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that a meeting of its board of directors had provisionally approved the following executive personnel changes. The changes are subject to final approval at the company's annual general meeting and board meeting scheduled to be held on June 25, 2015.
The lineup of executive officers from June 25 has also been approved.
1. Reasons for changes
Epson aims to establish a management structure that will enable it to fulfill its goals as it enters the final year of both its SE15 Corporate Vision and the second half of its SE15 Mid-Range Business Plan, and that will help it expedite a management decisions based on maximizing corporate value and ensuring good corporate governance.
- Yoneharu Fukushima
(Currently director, chief operating officer, Robotics Solutions Operations Division, and general administrative manager, Corporate Research & Development Division)
- Koichi Kubota
(Currently director, and chief operating officer, Printer Operations Division)
3. Changes of executive officers
- Koichi Endo
(Currently managing director, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd.)
*Retirement due to expiry of term.
- Nobuyuki Shimotome
Executive officer (currently deputy general administrative manager, Corporate Research & Development Division)
- Kazuyoshi Yamamoto
Executive officer (currently vice president, Epson Europe B.V.)
*Appointed president, Epson Europe B.V., from the date of his appointment as executive officer.
Toshimitsu Tanaka, currently director, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd., and president, Epson Philippines Corporation, will be appointed managing director, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd., from the same date.
4. Planned date of changes
June 25, 2015
Note: Proposed appointments after June 25, 2015
1. Directors and auditors
|President (representative director)||Minoru Usui|
|Senior managing director (representative director)||Noriyuki Hama|
|Managing director||Shigeki Inoue|
|Managing director||Yoneharu Fukushima (promotion)|
|Managing director||Koichi Kubota (promotion)|
|Director (outside director)||Toshiharu Aoki|
|Director (outside director)||Hideaki Omiya|
|Standing statutory auditor||Kenji Kubota|
|Standing statutory auditor||Seiichi Hirano|
|Outside statutory auditor||Yoshiro Yamamoto|
|Outside statutory auditor||Kenji Miyahara|
|Outside statutory auditor||Michihiro Nara|
2. Executive officers
|Managing executive officer||John Lang|
|Managing executive officer||Tadaaki Hagata|
|Executive officer||Kiyofumi Koike|
|Executive officer||Yasumasa Kitamatsu|
|Executive officer||Hideki Shimada|
|Executive officer||Masayuki Kitamura|
|Executive officer||Akihiro Fukaishi|
|Executive officer||Sunao Murata|
|Executive officer||Yoshiyuki Moriyama|
|Executive officer||Toshiya Takahata|
|Executive officer||Tsuyoshi Kitahara|
|Executive officer||Naoyuki Saeki|
|Executive officer||Nobuyuki Shimotome (new appointment)|
|Executive officer||Kazuyoshi Yamamoto (new appointment)|
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.