Posted March 21, 2018

Hitachi Power Tools announces management changes

Hitachi Power Tools announced new appointments to its C-Level management structure effective April 1, 2018.

Hiro Yumoto, president and CEO of Hitachi Koki USA Ltd., has been appointed chief strategy officer for Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd. in Japan. This appointment is a new position created to oversee corporate strategy, branding strategy, product management strategy and advertising and public relations strategy. Yumoto will simultaneously look after the North America business for Hitachi Koki USA as it transitions to the new name Metabo HPT announced on March 12.

Hitachi Koki USA also announced that Hideki Fujii will serve as the new chief financial officer for operations in North America. Fujii previously served as CFO for Hitachi Koki Australia. Prior to that, he worked in Holland for Carat International.

Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd (transitioning to Koki Holdings Co. Ltd in June 2018) is moving to an officer structured system with a chief strategy officer, chief international business officer, chief technology officer, chief financial officer, and a chief administrative officer, all reporting directly to the chief executive officer, Osami Maehara.

"The purpose of this officer restructuring is to increase the velocity of operations and make clearer decisions in a timely manner," according to a company statement.