Tetsuo Kuba takes charge of overall group management

01 April 2009

Kyoto/Neuss – The Kyocera Corporation, a leading manufacturer in the field of high-technology products, is appointing Tetsuo Kuba as the new President and Representative Director of the Japanese company with global operations. Kuba is thus taking over the previous functions of Makoto Kawamura, who in future will be serving the company as Chairman of the Management Board and Representative Director.

Tetsuo Kuba
Tetsuo Kuba

“I am looking forward to working with the new management board. Together we shall be guiding Kyocera into a successful future, in keeping with our corporate philosophy,” said Kuba. “I see my main task as creating a working environment for our employees in which they are able to pursue their own personal goals and which respects their individuality.”

Tetsuo Kuba joined the company’s Automotive Components Division in 1982 and became its managing director in the year 2000. After changing to the Corporate Fine Ceramics Division, he took on the position of Executive Officer for this segment in 2003 and finally, in 2005, the successful management of Kyocera’s component business, the Corporate Fine Ceramics Group and Corporate Semiconductor Components Group. In 2008 he joined the Supervisory Board.

This management reorganization is the Kyocera Corporation’s response to the current challenges, which Kuba aims to master as quickly as possible, working in close cooperation with his predecessor Makoto Kawamura. Kuba continued: “At the end of the day, we don’t want the company’s 50th birthday celebrations in April to be marred in any way by the difficult economic situation.”