Fujiwara Named Hitachi America President

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Tarrytown, N.Y. - Chiaki Fujiwara was appointed president and CEO of

Hitachi

America, effective April 1.

Fujiwara, who currently serves as senior VP/general manager of the industrial systems division and corporate business development of Hitachi America, succeeds Kiyoshi Kinugawa, who has been appointed chief marketing officer, sales and marketing division, industrial and social infrastructure systems company, Hitachi.

Fujiwara joined Hitachi America in October 2008. He previously held the position of deputy general manager, global business division, in the corporate marketing group of Hitachi from 2006 to 2008.

He joined Hitachi in 1978 and has held supervisory and senior management positions with Hitachi China and Hitachi Europe. He has extensive experience in industrial machinery systems and information systems.

Kinugawa had been president and CEO of Hitachi America since October 2008. Previously, he was executive VP and general manager of the industrial systems division for Hitachi America from 2006 to 2008 and prior to that he served as power and industrial division VP with Hitachi America.

Prior to joining Hitachi America in 2005 he served as general manager, industrial plant systems and equipment sales division, Hitachi. He joined Hitachi in 1975.

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