KYOCERA Commences Fiscal Year with New Management Organization
Goro Yamaguchi Assumes Company Leadership as President, Tetsuo Kuba
Transitions to Chairman of the Board
KYOTO, Japan -- April 1, 2013
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) the parent and global headquarters
of the Kyocera Group, today announced that Mr. Goro Yamaguchi, former director
and managing executive officer, has become Kyocera's president, representative
director and executive officer — taking over from Mr. Tetsuo Kuba, who assumes
responsibilities as chairman of the board and representative director as of
Since joining Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corporation) in 1978,
Yamaguchi has been involved in sales of semiconductor components. After
becoming general manager of the Corporate Semiconductor Components Group and
joining Kyocera Corporation's board of directors in 2009, he helped to enhance
performance and develop new business in the division.
"Yamaguchi has shown strong leadership in management, and his many years of
experience building trust with customers is promising for developing new
products and technologies from a customer's standpoint to further expand our
business," said Chairman Kuba. "With the current economy showing a favorable
outlook, Kyocera is determined to strengthen its management organization in
order to increase sales and achieve further development of the Kyocera Group."
Yamaguchi stated that he aims to "create an environment in which all employees
can work effectively toward their dreams and to offer great products which
satisfy customers, thus contributing to the advancement of society."
Kyocera recently announced changes to its organizational structure as well as
directors, executive officers and assignments. For more information visit:
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining
these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with
other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power
generating systems, telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers,
electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales
totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked
#426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest
publicly traded companies.
KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Hina Morioka, +81-(0)75-604-3416
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