Montebello, Calif. – Hajime “Jimmy” Yamaguchi, 61, president of TEAC America and a director of parent company TEAC Corp. of Japan, passed away July 1 in Tokyo, the company reports.
The cause of death was attributed to heart failure.
Formally educated in Japan, Yamaguchi joined TEAC Corporation of Japan in 1969, where he held positions in sales and service domestically and throughout southeast-Asia. In the mid-1970’s, he was transferred to TEAC’s New Jersey (USA) facility where he would manage the company’s factory service operation there, then in Chicago, and he was eventually summoned here to become part of TEAC America, Inc.’s new management team in 1979.
Yamaguchi was named president of TEAC America in 1994, and became a director of TEAC Corp. of Japan shortly thereafter.
He is survived by his wife Emiko, and two daughters.
Memorial services have been held in Japan, with future memorial services in the U.S. pending.