Epson Announces Executive Personnel Changes

Seiko Epson Corporation has announced that a meeting of its board of directors had provisionally approved the following executive personnel changes. The changes are subject to final approval at the company’s annual general meeting and board meeting scheduled to be held on June 25, 2015.

The lineup of executive officers from June 25 has also been approved.

1. Reasons for changes

Epson aims to establish a management structure that will enable it to fulfill its goals as it enters the final year of both its SE15 Corporate Vision and the second half of its SE15 Mid-Range Business Plan, and that will help it expedite a management decisions based on maximizing corporate value and ensuring good corporate governance.

2. Promotions

  • Yoneharu Fukushima
    Managing director
    (Currently director, chief operating officer, Robotics Solutions Operations Division, and general administrative manager, Corporate Research & Development Division)
  • Koichi Kubota
    Managing director
    (Currently director, and chief operating officer, Printer Operations Division)

3. Changes of executive officers


  • Koichi Endo
    (Currently managing director, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd.)

*Retirement due to expiry of term.

New appointments

  • Nobuyuki Shimotome
    Executive officer (currently deputy general administrative manager, Corporate Research & Development Division)
  • Kazuyoshi Yamamoto
    Executive officer (currently vice president, Epson Europe B.V.)

*Appointed president, Epson Europe B.V., from the date of his appointment as executive officer.

Toshimitsu Tanaka, currently director, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd., and president, Epson Philippines Corporation, will be appointed managing director, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd., from the same date.

4. Planned date of changes

June 25, 2015

Note: Proposed appointments after June 25, 2015

1. Directors and auditors

  • President (representative director) Minoru Usui
  • Senior managing director (representative director) Noriyuki Hama
  • Managing director Shigeki Inoue
  • Managing director Yoneharu Fukushima (promotion)
  • Managing director Koichi Kubota (promotion)
  • Director Motonori Okumura
  • Director Junichi Watanabe
  • Director Masayuki Kawana
  • Director (outside director) Toshiharu Aoki
  • Director (outside director) Hideaki Omiya
  • Standing statutory auditor Kenji Kubota
  • Standing statutory auditor Seiichi Hirano
  • Outside statutory auditor Yoshiro Yamamoto
  • Outside statutory auditor Kenji Miyahara
  • Outside statutory auditor Michihiro Nara

2. Executive officers

  • Managing executive officer John Lang
  • Managing executive officer Tadaaki Hagata
  • Executive officer Kiyofumi Koike
  • Executive officer Yasumasa Kitamatsu
  • Executive officer Hideki Shimada
  • Executive officer Masayuki Kitamura
  • Executive officer Akihiro Fukaishi
  • Executive officer Sunao Murata
  • Executive officer Yoshiyuki Moriyama
  • Executive officer Toshiya Takahata
  • Executive officer Tsuyoshi Kitahara
  • Executive officer Naoyuki Saeki
  • Executive officer Nobuyuki Shimotome (new appointment)
  • Executive officer Kazuyoshi Yamamoto (new appointment)

(Source: Epson)

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