Shigeru Koyama newly appointed as president of Kyocera European operations – Mitsuru Imanaka becomes chairman

05 April 2011

Kyoto/Neuss – Effective 1st April, Shigeru Koyama has been appointed as the new European President of Kyocera Fineceramics. Located in Esslingen near Stuttgart, Mr. Koyama will be responsible for all of the company’s operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East; covering all of the company’s product divisions including Solar Energy, LCDs, Thin Film Components, Applied Products, Automotive Components, Technical Ceramics, Cutting Tools, Microelectronics and Chemical Products. Kyocera Fineceramics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation – headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Shigeru Koyama (l), Mitsuru Imanaka (r)

Born in Japan in 1956, Mr. Koyama studied economics, and in 1980, started his career with Kyocera in the International Sales Division of the Semiconductor Components Group. Prior to Mr. Koyama's promotion to European president, he held various managerial positions within the company’s semiconductor components business segment. Mr. Koyama will replace the previous president, Mr. Mitsuru Imanaka, who held the position since 1996. Mr. Imanaka has been appointed to Chairman of Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, effective 1st April 2011.