- Morimoto takes on overall responsibility for Graphic Systems division in Europe
- Coincides with creation of Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems in Japan
Yasufumi Morimoto has been appointed as senior vice president, Fujifilm Europe, with overall responsibility for the Graphic Systems division in Europe.
This move coincides with the creation of a new Fujifilm organization in Japan, Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems Company (FFGS) which will begin trading from today (October 1). Morimoto has also been assigned as a board member of this new company.
FFGS has been formed by the integration of three organizations: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, a sales, marketing and technical services subsidiary for the Japanese market; Fujifilm Simple Products, a development and sales subsidiary of domestic print production workflow software, and Fujifilm Corporation’s Graphic Systems business division, responsible for the global development of products for the graphics market.
Fujifilm expects the integration of these three separate businesses to strengthen its ability to market Graphic Systems products worldwide. The new company will be responsible for the sales, marketing and technical support of Fujifilm Graphic System’s products worldwide.
‘I am excited to be part of the new FFGS company right from the outset,’ said Morimoto (pictured, top). ‘I am very much looking forward to my new role within Europe and all of the opportunities this brings.’
He joined Fujifilm in 1984 and spent 18 years working in new product development, evaluation and quality assurance, spending some of this time at the Ashigara plate manufacturing facility. From 2002 to 2012 he was responsible for technical support and new product planning for graphics products at Fujifilm Corporation’s Graphic Systems division in Tokyo.
Earlier this year he moved to Düsseldorf to take up his new role of senior vice president, Fujifilm Europe, succeeding Ryuta Masui, in preparation for his place on the board of the newly formed FFGS company and head of the European Graphic division.
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