Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems Appoints Makoto Toyama as President and CEO
ARLINGTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/13 -- Mitsubishi Nuclear
Energy Systems, Inc. (MNES) today announced the appointment of Makoto
Toyama to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer,
effective immediately. He succeeds Kiyoshi Yamauchi. While serving as
the new MNES Chief Executive Director, Mr. Yamauchi will continue to
hold his position on the MNES Board of Directors and will also be
Senior Corporate Advisor to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI).
Mr. Yamauchi will work closely with Mr. Toyama to ensure the
company's continued operational success.
Mr. Toyama most recently served as Deputy Head of Nuclear Energy
Systems for MHI and brings a wealth of talent and experience to this
position. Mr. Toyama launched his career at Mitsubishi in 1979,
working as an engineer for Mitsubishi Atomic Power Industries, which
merged with MHI in 1994. Since then, Mr. Toyama has taken on numerous
responsibilities that have contributed to Mitsubishi's success in the
nuclear energy business. These include General Manager of the Reactor
Safety Engineering Department, General Manager of the Reactor Core
Engineering Department and General Manager of the Nuclear Systems
"Mr. Toyama gives MNES a great deal of engineering and reactor safety
experience that will be of great benefit to our U.S. customers," said
Mr. Yamauchi, the company's outgoing President. "His leadership will
help expand the business of MNES with existing and potential U.S.
Mr. Toyama holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in
nuclear engineering from the University of Tokyo. He will be based at
the MNES Engineering Center in Charlotte, NC.
Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc., headquartered in Arlington,
VA, with an Engineering Center in Charlotte, NC, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) (TSE: 7011),
one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers. MNES
supplies nuclear technologies and major reactor replacement
components for operating nuclear power plants in the United States.
In 2006, MNES introduced the US-APWR, the world's most advanced
pressurized water reactor design, to U.S. utilities. For more
information, please visit www.mnes-us.com and www. www.mhi.co.jp/en/.
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