Brother International Corporation - USA Announces Top Management Changes
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 1, 2014
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brother International
Corporation (BIC-USA) announced today that Tadashi Ishiguro has become the
Director and Chairman of BIC-USA, and will be spending more of his time
focusing on strategic and long-term initiatives. In addition, Kazufumi
("Kaz") Ikeda has become Director and President of BIC-USA.
Mr. Ikeda served as Director and Executive Vice President of BIC-USA,
responsible for all of the administrative functions of BIC-USA since 2013. He
was first employed by Brother Industries, Ltd. (Japan) ("BIL (Japan)") in
1985. He held various positions with the Brother Group, including General
Manager of Corporate Planning for BIL (Japan) and Deputy Managing Director
responsible for general management of Brother International Germany GmbH. He
has been with BIC-USA since 2013.
Mr. Ishiguro was hired by BIL (Japan) in 1984, and was transferred to Brother
International Corporation (USA) in 1987. Mr. Ishiguro held numerous positions
with BIC-USA and was named President of BIC-USA in January 2005.
Toshikazu "Terry" Koike, Representative Director and President of BIL(Japan),
commented, "Tadashi has led BIC-USA, the Americas headquarters of Brother, to
achieve record-breaking results and has made Brother Americas (North & South
America included) stronger and more competitive -- all while traversing the
economic down-turns of the last decade. Kaz brings a new perspective through
various experience including international assignments in Germany and
corporate planning for BIL and we are counting on him to lead BIC-USA to
achieve the next phase of our Global Vision 21 goals. I am very excited for
the both of them and expect them to continue to work together with the current
capable management team in furtherance of Brother business in the Americas."
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products
for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in
Bridgewater, N. J., was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets
many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured
by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan. These
products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center® machines and
printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile machines in
the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of
P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can visit the
website at www.brother.com.
SOURCE Brother International Corporation
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