OKI Europe has announced a series of new senior appointments to lead the technology company, as it adapts to changing market needs. OKI will increase its focus on its industry print technology that enables businesses to access new revenue streams. Furthermore, OKI will continue to enhance its vertical solutions portfolio, by providing solutions to help businesses adapt to evolving customer engagement tactics.
To help achieve this, Marzio Gobbato has been appointed as OKI Europe’s new deputy MD, reporting to Dennie Kawahara, who continues as MD.
Based in OKI Europe’s EMEA headquarters in the UK, Gobbato will ensure sales and marketing across the region is fully aligned with OKI’s global strategy. OKI Europe’s regional teams will report directly to Gobbato who will focus on improving collaboration between marketing and sales, as well as increasing co-operation between country organisations, OKI Europe and OKI Data Corporation.
Chiharu Asai, formerly marketing director, becomes vice president corporate planning which includes general administration, business control, legal and compliance and HR management.
Susumu Miura is appointed vice president operations and special projects, having previously been vice president corporate planning.
Koichiro (Ken) Fukano, previously vice president, operations for OKI Europe, is appointed vice president marketing and supply chain management, reporting to Gobbato.
Shu Watanabe is appointed vice president industry print, from his previous role as head of wide format business unit.
“Modern business tactics and trends require a new approach and way of thinking and OKI Europe’s new leadership team reinforces our determination to ensure we are supporting customers to quickly adapt to this” said Kawahara.
“The breadth of experience and wide-ranging expertise of the new management team will help align the organisation and place us in a strong position to meet all the challenges of a fast-changing market.”
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