Announcement of Reorganization and Personnel Changes

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Announcement of Reorganization and Personnel Changes

Tokyo, January 15, 2018 - TOA Corporation (Headquarters: Kobe, Japan, President, CEO: Kazuhiro Takeuchi) to be implement the following reorganization and personnel change, effective as of April 1, 2018.


[Reorganization]
1)Reorganization of Research and Development Division

  • Research and Development Division will be reorganized, and a new department called Global Research and Development Division will be established to the purpose of promoting the products development for the global market.
  • Under Global Research and Development Division, Core product Research and Development Department and Solution Research and Development Department will be established. Core product Research and Development Department will be in charge of core, strategic and renewal products, while Solution Research and Development Department will be in charge of service business and solution products.
  • In order for the whole company to deal with intellectual property business, Intellectual Property Department, which is currently under Research and Development Division, will be placed directly under the President, CEO.
2)Reorganization of Domestic Marketing Division
  • Domestic Sales Division and Solution Sales Division, which are currently under Domestic Marketing Division, and Domestic Marketing Division itself will be reorganized and integrated into Solution Sales Division for the purpose of promoting solution sales.
  • Under Solution Sales Division, Sales Strategy Department, which will be in charge of strategic sales, marketing and after services, etc. will be established.
  • Under Solution Sales Division, Infrastructure Sales Department and Security Market Design Sales Department will be established.Infrastructure Sales Division will be solely in charge of social infrastructures such as trains and airports, while Security Market Design Sales Division will be solely in charge of security market and new client search business.
3)Regarding Quality Assurance Department
  • Quality Assurance Department and Reliability & Inspection Department will be integrated into Quality Assurance Department for the purpose of unifying information and intelligence about the product quality and to increase a responding speed.


[Personnel Changes – 2 Executives]
Name Takefumi Nishigaki
New position Executive Officer of TOA Corporation and
Executive Manager of Global Research and Development Division

Name Hiroshi Hayakawa
New position Executive Manager of Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

[Personnel Changes – 19 General Managers]
Name Isao Kihara
New position General Manager of Public Relations Department,
Corporate Planning Division of TOA Corporation

Name Junji Tsuchimori
New position General Manager of Quality Assurance Department of TOA Corporation

Name Yuichi Shimogaki
New position General Manager of Intellectual Property Department of TOA Corporation

Name Masanori Fujimoto
New position General Manager of Product Strategy Department,
Global Research and Development Division of TOA Corporation

Name Kenji Itoh
New position General Manager of Core product Research and Development Department,
Global Research and Development Division of TOA Corporation

Name Mitsuhiro Sakaue
New position General Manager of Solution Research and Development Department,
Global Research and Development Division of TOA Corporation

Name Takashi Ishiro
New position General Manager of Sales Strategy Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Masakazu Sorayama
New position Vice General Manager of Sales Strategy Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Shin Tachibana
New position General Manager of East Japan Area Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Shin'ichi Fujihira
New position General Manager of Kanto Area Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Shin'ichiro Inahata
New position General Manager of Metropolitan Area Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Teruki Itoh
New position General Manager of Chubu Area Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Hiroshi Yamamoto
New position General Manager of Kinki Area Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Takuji Ohbayashi
New position General Manager of Kyusyu Area Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Haruyuki Futagawa
New position General Manager of Infrastructure Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Yoshiyuki Hirota
New position General Manager of Security Market Design Sales Department,
Solution Sales Division of TOA Corporation

Name Mototsugu Ono
New position General Manager of Transportation business Department of TOA Corporation

Name Hiroyuki Maeda
New position President & CEO of TOA Communication Systems, Inc.

Name Takeshi Morita
New position President of TOA ENGINEERING CORPORATION

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