Hitachi Power Tools Announces New C-Level Management Structure

Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd. transitioning to Koki Holdings America, Ltd in October 2018) today announced new appointments to its C-Level management structure effective April 1, 2018.

Hiro Yumoto, President & CEO of Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer for Hitachi Koki Co, Ltd in Japan. This appointment is a new position created to oversee corporate strategy, branding strategy, product management strategy and advertising & public relations strategy. Yumoto will simultaneously look after the North America business for Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd as they transition to the new name

Metabo HPT as previously announced on March 12, 2018.

Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd (transitioning to Koki Holdings Co., Ltd in June 2018) is moving to an officer structured system whereby they have appointed a Chief Strategy Officer, Hiro Yumoto; a Chief International Business Officer; a Chief Technology Officer; a Chief Financial Officer; and a Chief Administrative Officer – all who report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Osami Maehara. The purpose of this officer restructuring is to increase the velocity of operations and make clearer decisions in a timely manner.

Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd is also announcing that Hideki Fujii will serve as the new Chief Financial Officer for operations in North America. Fujii previously served as CFO for Hitachi Koki Australia. Prior to then he worked in Holland for Carat International.

About Hitachi Power Tools (Renaming to Metabo HPT)

Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd) renaming to Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America, Ltd) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From headquarters in Braselton, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. Hitachi Power Tools (renaming to Metabo HPT in late 2018) is a brand within Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd (scheduled to change the name to Koki Holdings America, Ltd); the North American division of Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd (scheduled to change the name to Koki Holdings Co., Ltd in June 2018). Visit www.hitachipowertools.com.

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