July 13, 2024

Mimaki Europe Welcomes Takao Terashima As New Managing Director

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting-edge technologies, has appointed Takao Terashima as its new Managing Director. Commencing his journey with Mimaki in 1997 within the Research and Development Department, Terashima has honed his extensive expertise in Mimaki’s technology portfolio and the surrounding market throughout his 26-year tenure. Holding various senior positions within the company, he most recently served as the Senior General Manager of the Asia Oceania Business Unit, a role he assumed in 2017. Preceding this, Terashima spent six months as the Senior Deputy General Manager of Quality Management from April to October 2017.

Terashima’s professional journey has transcended Mimaki’s headquarters in Japan, encompassing roles in Mimaki’s international branches. Notably, he served as the Managing Director of Mimaki Singapore for four years between 2013 and 2017. Earlier in his career, he contributed to Mimaki USA as part of the technical support staff.

Assuming the role of Managing Director of Mimaki Europe from Takahiro Hiraki, Terashima is poised to leverage his industry expertise, analytical acumen, business acuity, team-building skills and comprehensive knowledge of the company.

Expressing his enthusiasm for this new challenge, Terashima remarked, “I am delighted to step into the role of Managing Director of Mimaki Europe during this landmark year for the branch. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European headquarters, we can reflect proudly on the past two decades, thanks to the continuous hard work and dedication of the team. Looking ahead, it is imperative to ensure that our principles of innovation, collaboration and sustainability continue to propel us towards providing excellence for our customers. Having been a part of this company and the print industry for over 25 years, I am committed to steering Mimaki into the next 20 years of success.”

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