TEAC Names President, Promotes Execs


Montebello, Calif. -- TEAC America promoted Koichiro Nakamura to the position of president, succeeding Hajime Yamaguchi, who died earlier this month in Japan from heart failure.

The company also announced other promotions.

Nakamura will oversee sales, product development and technical support for the TEAC, TASCAM and ESOTERIC branded products in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central and South America. Nakamura joined TEAC in 1998 as Controller/CFO. He previously held corporate positions in administration and finance with parent TEAC Corp. of Japan.

TEAC America also promoted Derek Davis to EVP/COO, Kazutoshi Toba to division manager for the consumer audio and ESOTERIC division; and named Les Luzar, the division manager for data storage and disc publishing products, to the company’s executive committee.

Davis joined TEAC America in 1999 and was VP/GM. Toba has served at TEAC America and the parent company and was most recently Teac America’s senior liaison/international product manager.

TEAC America, Inc. markets, sells/distributes and services TEAC, TASCAM and ESOTERIC branded products throughout the Americas, and Canada.

Former president Yamaguchi joined TEAC Corp. in 1969 and became part of TEAC America’s management team in 1979. Yamaguchi was named president of TEAC America in 1994, and became a director of TEAC Corp. of Japan shortly thereafter.


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