Yamazaki Mazak Announces Leadership Transition
Yamazaki Mazak Corp.’s President Tomohisa Yamazaki became the company’s chairman while Vice President Takashi Yamazaki has been named the new president.
Yamazaki Mazak Corp.’s President Tomohisa Yamazaki became the company’s chairman while Vice President Takashi Yamazaki has been named the new president. The transition, which took effect June 24 and coincides with the company’s 100th anniversary, is designed to position the company for continued growth.
During a June 4 press conference in Nagoya, Japan, Takashi Yamazaki described the approach he would bring as president: “Many evaluate the company’s virtue with the revenue figure, but I won’t be just pursuing that. With 100 years of company history, we would like to continue providing customers in the world greater technologies and better products.”
Tomohisa Yamazaki will continue to act as the vice chairman of the Japanese Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA).
Prior to joining Yamazaki Mazak Corp. in 1990, Takashi Yamazaki earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Xavier University. After garnering experience in numerous departments across the company, he became a managing director in 1999 and a vice president in 2013.