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Toshiba (TABS) Appoints Masahiro Yamada Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

15 Apr, 2009

Toshiba (TABS) Appoints Masahiro Yamada Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Irvine, CA (April 2009) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced that Masahiro Yamada has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) at TABS, effective April 1. Yamada will be responsible for the overall management of the company in close partnership with Mark Mathews, TABS’ president and chief operating officer. Yamada’s specific focus will be on the development and deployment of business policy and strategy, supporting the coordination of all aspects of TABS’ relationship with Toshiba TEC in Tokyo. Yamada succeeds Toshifumi Matsumoto, who served TABS in the same role for more than a year. Matsumoto will continue in his role as chief marketing executive over the MFP business, supporting worldwide sales and marketing activities, including TABS.

Before assuming the position of chairman and CEO of TABS, Yamada held various other positions at Toshiba, gaining world-wide business experience. He was assigned to Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) from July 1990 to September 1993, having responsibility for production planning in the Toner Products Division in the United States. Yamada was named President of Toshiba TEC Germany Imaging Systems (TGIS) in October 2003 and remained in that role until April 2008, overseeing the company’s pan-European MFP business. Most recently, he served as deputy general manager to the Document Systems Business Group at Toshiba TEC Japan with responsibility for overseeing the American and European MFP operations. Yamada began working at the company in 1985.

“Mr. Yamada’s career thus far has provided him a deep understanding of each facet of TABS’ business, as well as a strong understanding and vision for the global MFP market,” said Mathews. “I look forward to working with him closely to ensure TABS continues to deliver the highest possible value to our customers.”

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

For more information on Toshiba copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.




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