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Nakamura to Replace Kawaguchi at Mitsubishi Machine Tool Division
February 24, 2021
After nearly six years, Atsuhiro Kawaguchi, general manager of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.’s Machine Tool Division, will rotate back to Japan. Filling the newly created role of president is Katsunori Nakamura.
Nakamura has served numerous roles for Mitsubishi, most recently leading the cutting tool division in Ritto, Japan. Nakamura stated, “We will work together to ensure a smooth transition and maintain the USA Machine Tool Division to be in a strong position for the sustainable growth, smooth operations and profitability, all with keeping our concept of ‘Legendary Reliability’ for the future.”
In other personnel actions, Neil Sawyer has been promoted to senior vice president – service and administration. Sawyer, with over 20 years with Mitsubishi, will take on more duties including development of suitable organization structure and strategic planning for the future needs of MTD.
The Machine Tool Division in Wixom, MI, provides service, support and sales for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries machine tools. These include gear hobbers, shapers, shavers, gear grinders, as well as large machines such as the MVR-Ex double column milling machine.