Hitachi Welcomes New Oz Managing Director
His appointment succeeds Yutaka Sugihara who has managed the Hitachi Australia business for the past five years. During this period, a number of influential structural business changes were implemented and the company is now well placed to grow its Australian operations through its Power Systems Group, Industrial Systems Group and Digital Technology Solutions Group.
Ishihara comes to Australia with over 30 years of international experience with Hitachi, working across the company in Japan, Canada and Asia.
Hitachi Australia’s Human Resources and Administration Manager, Malcolm Braid said, “We are delighted to welcome Ishihara to the Australian arm of the Hitachi business and we know that his international experience will help sustain and grow our operations. The past five years have been hugely successful under Sugihara and we are looking forward to the next period under Ishihara’s leadership.”
Hitoshi will not only grow the Hitachi Australia business but will also work closely with the other seven Hitachi Group companies in Australia and New Zealand.