Kyocera Document Solutions Appoints Takahiro Sato As New President Of Europe
01 April 2014
Kyocera Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies announces a change of management in its European headquarters from April 2014. Takahiro Sato will take on the role of President, bringing a wealth of experience spanning 18 years and has worked in various capacities across the Kyocera group. Sato succeeds Yoshiaki Onishi who has held the position for the last three years and who now returns to Japan to become General Manager of the Corporate Planning Department.
Kyocera has enjoyed significant growth, averaging 7.1% year on year growth for the last five years, and outgrowing the market in 2013*. With a structured strategy the firm will continue to evolve into a solutions company that offers a streamlined approach combining HW, SW and Services. Kyocera has excelled in trying to enhance customers’ productivity, reduce their operating costs and simplify their day-to-day activities.
Takahiro Sato joined Mita in March 1996, working in Export Sales before moving to Kyocera Mita Europe in January 2000 as manager of the CIS department focusing on Russia. During this time he successfully completed an Executive MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management and promotion followed to the position of Corporate Strategy Manager, Kyocera Mita France SAS and subsequently to General Manager. He directed his efforts to building a robust internal structure and distribution network that has resulted in growth and profitability. Sato's proven track record was rewarded with an invitation to become an 'Inamori Fellow', a prestigious programme organised by the Inamori Foundation and open to only a very select group of the best business leaders.
Sato comments, "I am delighted to take on this new opportunity and hope my leadership qualities and management style will give Europe the drive that is needed in this exciting time for Kyocera. We are built on strong partnerships and they remain the key to our future success. As we accelerate our transformation, further building solutions that integrate document input, archiving, optimisation and output, the success of our partners will remain the focus of our development. The market is evolving very quickly with advances in mobile devices and Kyocera Europe embraces the challenge."
* EMEA Quarterly IDC Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, Q4 2013
About Kyocera Document Solutions
Kyocera Document Solutions headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste - resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product.
The Kyocera Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment. Kyocera Document Solutions is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.