Shimadzu Corporation names Takeshi Kawami President of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Shimadzu Corporation has named Takeshi Kawami president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI). Replacing Osamu Ando, who served as president for seven years, Kawami will oversee overall sales and management functions for SSI, the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan).

COLUMBIA, MD, April 16, 2007 -- Shimadzu Corporation has named Takeshi Kawami president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI). Replacing Osamu Ando, who served as president for seven years, Kawami will oversee overall sales and management functions for SSI, the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan).

Kawami has spent 24 years with Shimadzu Corporation gaining focused knowledge of the company's sales, sales management, and corporate management. He conducted analytical instrument sales in Tokyo, Yokohama, Shizuoka, and Hiroshima, where he was promoted to sales manager. He returned to Tokyo in 2001. He was appointed president of a Shimadzu sales subsidiary in 2002. Kawami later became vice president of two merged sales subsidiaries.

Kawami, 50, was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Osaka University.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial, and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Division is one of the world's largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia, MD., to provide analytical solutions to laboratories in North, Central, and parts of South America. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service, and technical support.

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