Saki Announces Global Sales Management Team Changes


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Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and X-ray inspection equipment, is delighted to announce two new Sales & Business Development leadership promotions. From August 1st, Mr. Eddie Ichiyama, former Senior General Manager Asia, is heading up all overseas sales operations as Chief Sales Manager for Overseas. Mr. Ken Katsumi, former Senior Sales Manager Japan, has taken over the role of Chief Sales Manager. Effective August 1st, a new Overseas Sales Headquarters was incorporated into the worldwide sales structure. The sales organization is now composed of two divisions: the Overseas Sales Headquarter, which looks after all overseas markets outside of Japan, and the Sales Headquarter, which is largely responsible for customer relations in Japan and the sales promotion functions of the head office.

Ken_Katsumi.jpgSaki is now strengthening its global sales operations with the promotion of Mr. Eddie Ichiyama and Mr. Ken Katsumi. In their new roles as Chief Sales Managers, they will play a key role in driving forward the unique inspection capability of Saki’s advanced range of high-quality automated inspection systems for 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI), 2D/3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and Automated X-ray Inspection (AXI) to customers worldwide - all supported by a reliable and efficient global delivery, technical support and service promise.

Norihiro Koike, President and CEO of Saki Corporation said: "Eddie has established a business foundation in China as the head of our subsidiary in Shanghai, China, followed by his outstanding contribution to business expansion in the European region as General Manager at Saki Europe. He then shifted his focus to Asia to expand a pan-Asian sales infrastructure within a larger framework. Ken has steadily built up a record of sales results in Japan, including Tier 1 customers in the automotive industry. The promotion of Eddie and Ken to Chief Sales Managers for their respective areas further reflects our commitment to continuously strengthen our skilled team to help meet the growing global demand for Saki products & solutions.”

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