|By PR Newswire||
|April 1, 2014 05:06 PM EDT||
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brother International Corporation (BIC-USA) announced today that Tadashi Ishiguro has become the Director and Chairman of BIC-USA, and will be spending more of his time focusing on strategic and long-term initiatives. In addition, Kazufumi ("Kaz") Ikeda has become Director and President of BIC-USA.
Mr. Ikeda served as Director and Executive Vice President of BIC-USA, responsible for all of the administrative functions of BIC-USA since 2013. He was first employed by Brother Industries, Ltd. (Japan) ("BIL (Japan)") in 1985. He held various positions with the Brother Group, including General Manager of Corporate Planning for BIL (Japan) and Deputy Managing Director responsible for general management of Brother International Germany GmbH. He has been with BIC-USA since 2013.
Mr. Ishiguro was hired by BIL (Japan) in 1984, and was transferred to Brother International Corporation (USA) in 1987. Mr. Ishiguro held numerous positions with BIC-USA and was named President of BIC-USA in January 2005.
Toshikazu "Terry" Koike, Representative Director and President of BIL(Japan), commented, "Tadashi has led BIC-USA, the Americas headquarters of Brother, to achieve record-breaking results and has made Brother Americas (North & South America included) stronger and more competitive -- all while traversing the economic down-turns of the last decade. Kaz brings a new perspective through various experience including international assignments in Germany and corporate planning for BIL and we are counting on him to lead BIC-USA to achieve the next phase of our Global Vision 21 goals. I am very excited for the both of them and expect them to continue to work together with the current capable management team in furtherance of Brother business in the Americas."
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in Bridgewater, N. J., was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan. These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center® machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can visit the website at www.brother.com.
SOURCE Brother International Corporation
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