Epson Announces Executive Personnel Changes
- TOKYO, Japan, April 27, 2018 -
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 27, 2018.
The lineup of executive officers from June 27 has also been approved.
1. Reasons for changes
Now in the final year of the Epson 25 Corporate Vision and Mid-Range Business Plan (FY2016-18), Epson has implemented these changes with the aims of further strengthening its corporate governance, and of accelerating its efforts to create a strong organization capable of generating ongoing improvements in corporate value and growth.
2. Appointment and retirement of directors
Director, executive officer (currently executive officer; chief operating officer, Visual Products Operations Division)
Director, full-time Audit & Supervisory Committee member (currently special audit & supervisory officer)
Currently director, full-time Audit & Supervisory Committee member
* Retirement due to expiry of term
3. Retirement and appointment of executive officers (excludes executive officers jointly holding directorships)
Currently managing executive officer; president, Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc.
* Retirement due to expiry of term
Currently executive officer; chief operating officer, Visual Products Operations Division
* Retirement due to expiry of term. To be appointed director, executive officer from the same date.
Executive officer (currently general administrative manager, IT Division)
Executive officer (currently chief operating officer, Robotics Solutions Operations Division)
4. Retirement and Appointment of special audit & supervisory officer
Currently special audit & supervisory officer; general administrative manager, Audit & Supervisory Committee Office
* Retirement due to expiry of term. To be appointed director, full-time Audit & Supervisory ommittee member from the same date.
Special audit & supervisory officer (currently general administrative manager, Compliance Office and deputy general administrative manager, Management Control Division)
5. Planned date of changes
June 27, 2018
Note: Proposed appointments after June 27, 2018
|Minoru Usui||President and Representative Director|
|Shigeki Inoue||Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer|
|Koichi Kubota||Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer|
|Masayuki Kawana||Director, Executive Officer|
|Tatsuaki Seki||Director, Executive Officer|
|Yasunori Ogawa||Director, Executive Officer (new appointment)|
|Hideaki Omiya||Director (outside director)|
|Mari Matsunaga||Director (outside director)|
|Taro Shigemoto||Director, Full-Time Audit & Supervisory Committee Member (new appointment)|
|Michihiro Nara||Director (outside director), Audit & Supervisory Committee Member|
|Chikami Tsubaki||Director (outside director), Audit & Supervisory Committee Member|
|Yoshio Shirai||Director (outside director), Audit & Supervisory Committee Member|
2. Executive officers (excludes executive officers jointly holding directorships)
|Motonori Okumura||Managing Executive Officer|
|Junichi Watanabe||Managing Executive Officer|
|Hideki Shimada||Managing Executive Officer|
|Yasumasa Kitamatsu||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||Executive Officer|
|Kazuyoshi Yamamoto||Executive Officer|
|Munenori Ando||Executive Officer|
|Hitoshi Igarashi||Executive Officer|
|Keith Kratzberg||Executive Officer|
|Isamu Otsuka||Executive Officer|
|Eiichi Abe||Executive Officer|
|Kazuhiro Ichikawa||Executive Officer|
|Keijiro Naito||Executive Officer|
|Kazunori Kumakura||Executive Officer (new appointment)|
|Yoshifumi Yoshida||Executive Officer (new appointment)|
3. Special Audit & Supervisory Officer
|Akihiko Toeda||Special Audit & Supervisory Officer (new appointment)|
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.