Yamazaki Mazak Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

During a June 4 press conference in Nagoya, Japan, Takashi Yamazaki described the approach he would bring as president: “Many evaluate the company’s virtue with the revenue figure, but I won’t be just pursuing that. With 100 years of company history, we would like to continue providing customers in the world greater technologies and better products.” 

Tomohisa Yamazaki’s appointment as chairman is the culmination of his dynamic career as a longtime leader of one of the world’s largest machine tool companies. In addition to continuing to act as the vice chairman of the Japanese Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA), he said, “I will stay involved in making decisions regarding medium and long-term plans and support the new leadership from a broader perspective.”

“On behalf of the entire team in North America, I would like to offer our thanks to Tomohisa Yamazaki, who will continue to lead the company to further success in his new role, and our warmest congratulations to Takashi Yamazaki,” said Dan Janka, president of the Florence, Kentucky-based Mazak Corporation. “The enduring stability of the Yamazaki family’s stewardship of the company and the seamless leadership transitions taking place on both sides of the Pacific serve to demonstrate Mazak’s Rock Solid approach to serving customers and advancing technology.”

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