Kitagawa NorthTech Reorganizes North American Sales Roles

The reorganization has involved the promotion of Shawn Luschei to vice president of sales and marketing, Dale Anderson to inside sales manager, and Ryosuke Yatsunami to business development manager. 

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Kitagawa NorthTech Inc. has made some changes to its sales organization, realigning its inside and outside sales teams in North America to improve operational efficiency and customer service. The following announcements and promotions were made as part of the process:

Shawn Luschei promoted to vice president of sales and marketing

Mr. Luschei worked for the company for 17 years from 1994 to 2011, and then rejoined the company in 2017 as senior sales manager. In his new leadership role, Mr. Luschei will manage and direct inside and outside sales teams as well as the company’s Productivity Team (the P Team) and Customer Service group. The P Team is Kitagawa’s NorthTech’s in-house group of engineers and project managers responsible for designing, engineering and manufacturing custom workholding solutions for part-specific machining projects.

Dale Anderson promoted to inside sales manager

In his new role as inside sales manager, Mr. Anderson will have direct responsibility for leading the Inside Sales and Customer Service teams. Similar to Mr. Luschei, Mr. Anderson has worked for Kitagawa NorthTech previously for nine years before returning to the company in 2018. Throughout his career with Kitagawa NorthTech, Mr. Anderson has worked in many roles including inside sales, regional sales management, project management and engineering management. He will report to Mr. Luschei in his new role.

Mr. Luschei says that “Dale is a workholding, machining and chuck expert. He is extremely technical and versed in workholding technology, which makes him excellent at providing customers with solutions that address and solve their workholding requirements. In addition, he will help mentor our inside sales team and staff.”

Ryosuke Yatsunami promoted to business development manager

Previously serving as inside sales manager for the company, Mr. Yatsunami has now been promoted, in which role he will operate in a few different management and sales capacities. He will focus on supporting Kitagawa NorthTech’s strategic growth initiatives including rotary table product launches, key accounts management and maintainence of relationships with strategic vendors in Japan. He will also be responsible for developing and supporting sales for Kitagawa NorthTech’s new Mexico operation.