COO, Mitsubishi Electric US
WHY: Highest ever non-Japanese Mitsubishi Electric executive working in America. Oversees six divisions with 1.6K employees at 38 locations in U.S., selling everything from elevators to satellites to large LCD digital signage monitors.
RECENT: Ads at South Coast Plaza show off elevator work done at tony mall. Launched Space & Sensing Systems division at its Cypress HQ in June. New division sells satellite on-board equipment, including solar array panels, lithium-ion batteries, and RF equipment.
QUOTABLE: “We’re not related to Mitsubishi Motors. We work hard from a marketing perspective to explain who Mitsubishi Electric is.”