Shigeyuki Sasaki has been appointed the new president at Mitutoyo America Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Sasaki has served numerous roles within Mitutoyo Corporation for the last 35 years including; new product development and quality control departments in Utsunomiya, Japan; manager of purchasing and planning in Mitutoyo Germany; general manager in Mitutoyo South America; and recently vice president and executive vice president of Mitutoyo America Corporation. He will remain as an active member of Mitutoyo Corporation's board of directors.
"To retain the leadership role in the metrology market, Mitutoyo America Corporation is committed to continue providing high tech, durable products which meet our customers' demands. We are excited to move forward to the 'next- level', under the guidance of Mr. Sasaki, whose leadership success has been a result of taking a hands-on, bottom building and cross-functional communication approach," states John Westhaus, executive vice president of Mitutoyo America Corporation.
Sasaki succeeds Mikio Yamashita, who served as president of Mitutoyo America Corporation since 2006. Yamashita will return to Mitutoyo Corporation headquarters in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan at the end of the year, but will always be fondly remembered at Mitutoyo America for his insightful wisdom, compassionate nature and enthusiastic personality. He will continue his career with the corporation where he previously served as president of Mitutoyo Canada, vice president of Mitutoyo Netherlands, logistics manager of Mitutoyo Germany and sales manager of Mitutoyo Netherlands.
John Westhaus, formerly vice president of Capital Equipment Sales will assume Sasaki's role of executive vice president. Westhaus has held many positions within Mitutoyo America Corporation throughout his 28 years of service with the company.