Yamazaki Mazak's Leadership Transitions on 100th Anniversary

Takashi Yamazaki will become Yamazaki Mazak’s new president on the company’s 100th anniversary. 


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In a transition of leadership, Yamazaki Mazak’s current president, Tomohisa Yamazaki, hasbecome the company’s chairman while Takashi Yamazaki, formerly vice president, has been named the new president. This change coincides with the company’s 100th anniversary.

During a 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.”

Takashi Yamazaki will continue to act as the vice chairman of the Japanese Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA) and stated that he “will stay involved in making decisions regarding medium and long-term plans and support the new leadership from a broader perspective.”

Prior to joining Yamazaki Mazak in 1990, Takashi Yamazaki earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Xavier University, in Ohio. He became a managing director in 1999 and vice president in 2013. In his remarks to reporters, he discussed the company’s role in an increasingly globalized manufacturing market and his plan for promoting new technologies and products to further strengthen the company’s legacy.