TOKYO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective April 1st, Wacom's operations, which have been managed on a regional basis, will be re-grouped into global business units (BU) according to user categories, with an objective to address market needs more quickly and with greater flexibility while accelerating further business growth. To execute each organization's missions effectively, Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs) will be assigned to respective business units, replacing the current executive officer system.
Under the new global organization, the following management team will be responsible for managing business activities, replacing the current executive officer system.
- Masahiko Yamada: Representative Director, President & CEO (In charge of Platform & Application BU and Technology Solution BU)
- Shigeki Komiyama: Director, EVP (In charge of Business Solution BU and Engineering Solution BU)
- Wataru Hasegawa: Director, EVP (CFO)
- Jeff Mandell: EVP (In charge of Creative BU and Consumer BU)
- Koji Shimoda: EVP (In charge of engineering & QA)
- Aaron Atkinson: EVP (Chief Information & Operation Officer)
- Tom Lam: EVP (In charge of China operation)
- Robert Marlinghaus: EVP (In charge of HR)
Masahiko Yamada, President & CEO of Wacom, said, "We are at a critical juncture to leap into the new territory, in which people around the world including creative professionals as well as ordinary citizens who use digital pens for business, education and daily lives can freely and creatively capture, express and share ideas via the cloud."
With its new organization set-up, Wacom wants to ensure that the company takes advantage of its expertise and assets to support those people and grow business further into the future.
About Wacom Technology Corporation
Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is now a global company with offices around the world supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organizations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place.
Wacom's products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, interactive pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products and creative companions. These all make it possible for everyone to express their creativity in digital media, whether artists, business executives or people enjoying everyday creativity.
Wacom's interface technologies are offered as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers with Wacom feel IT technologies found integrated into the PC, tablet and smart phone products of many strategic partners around the world.
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Douglas A. Little
Sr. Public Relations Manager
Wacom Technology Services, Corp.
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