Tetsuya Okamura will become senior VP of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) Ltd. Japan, effective April 1. This role comes in addition to his existing position as CEO of injection molding machinery manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH with headquarters in Schwaig, Germany, Okamura will now have full responsibility for the Plastics Machinery Business of Japanese parent company Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI).
In his new position, Okamura. will be responsible for integrating, developing and expanding the international injection molding business within the SHI Group. Okamura assumed the role CEO of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery in 2008. At the end of 2011, SHI unified its injection molding machine brands "Sumitomo (SHI) Demag" and "Sumitomo" under the common name of "Sumitomo (SHI) Demag". Production sites in Germany, Japan and China, as well as a global sales and service network, form the basis for the common activities. Kazuo Hiraoka will take over as head of the Plastics Machinery Division, responsible for the production of SHI plastics machinery in Japan, effective April 1. The current head of the Plastics Machinery division, Yuji Takaishi, will become new Head of Corporate Planning and Development Group for the parent company Sumitomo Heavy Industries, effective April 1.