Oki Data Americas, Inc. Names Sergio Horikawa Deputy President
Mount Laurel, NJ (March 5, 2015) – Sergio Horikawa, former Senior Vice President of Latin American operations and member of the organization’s Board of Directors, has been promoted to the position of Deputy President of Oki Data Americas, Inc. based in Mount Laurel, NJ. In this new role, Horikawa will continue oversight of Latin American operations, and will assume responsibility for North American sales and marketing.
Horikawa joined OKI Data Americas in 1998 as Marketing Manager of OKI Data do Brasil. He took over responsibility for Channel Sales in 2001, was named Sales Manager in 2002, became General Manager in 2003, and President of OKI Data do Brasil in 2008. Since assuming the role of Senior Vice President of Latin American operations in July 2013, Horikawa has been responsible for sales, marketing, finance, legal, human resources, systems and services. He also served as Chairman of the organization’s Latin American Marketing Committee, member of OKI Data Americas Board of Directors, member of the OKI Data de Mexico Management Board, and member of the OKI Data do Brasil Advisory Board. He has 17 years of service within the OKI organization.
“OKI Data Americas is pleased to announce the promotion of Sergio Horikawa to the position of Deputy President,” said Masahiko Morioka, President and Chief Executive Officer of OKI Data Americas. “As a member of Executive Committee, Horikawa will help maintain our organization’s long term profitable growth by further strengthening our sales and marketing activity while ensuring strategic alignment with global policies and initiatives.”
With this move, Mitsuaki “Mick” Takahara will return to OKI Data Corporation in Japan this April after having served as Executive Vice President of OKI Data Americas since 2013.
Horikawa has an engineering degree in Aeronautics from Instituto Tecnólogico de Aeronáutica, a degree in Electronics from Escola Técnica Federal de São Paulo, and a business administration degree from Fundacão Getúlio Vargas - São Paulo.
About OKI Data Americas
OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts and production and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor™ Series digital production printers. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide-range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $4.7 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2013 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR™ certified products.
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