Tadano announced that Toshiaki Ujiie, executive vice president and representative director, will replace Koichi Tadano as Tadano president and CEO effective April 1.
Koichi Tadano said: “Today, it is my pleasure to announce the new leadership of Tadano Ltd. to our valued stakeholders. It has been my honour to serve as president and CEO of Tadano Ltd. for 18 years. For your support in helping me reach this milestone day, I offer my humble thanks to all of our stakeholders and each and every one of the employees in the Tadano Group.
“Since our founding, Tadano has been a company that values the concepts of ‘creating products that benefit society’ and ‘contributing to the world’s development.’ These concepts are infused in our corporate philosophy of ‘creation, contribution, and cooperation,’ our core values of ‘safety, quality, and efficiency based on compliance,’ and in the Tadano Way. I am very proud to say that these concepts have all come to be deeply valued among the employees of the Tadano Group working throughout the world. In the midst of the coronavirus disruption, we are experiencing a severe situation in terms of our current business results.
Ujiie stated, “I am humbled and honoured to be given the opportunity to serve as president and chief executive officer of Tadano Ltd. I joined the company in April of 2019, less than two years ago, but I am surrounded by some of the world’s greatest crane experts. I look forward to honing my understanding of cranes and the inner workings of the company by working closely with them. I also hope that the experiences and knowledge that I bring from the world outside of the crane industry can combine with their expertise to bring about dynamic change and transformation.
“Mr. Tadano has remarked to me that ‘Innovation is brought about by the young, the foolish, and the outsiders of our world.’ While my age precludes me from claiming the first of these characteristics, I certainly possess the other two. By working together with the young and energetic talent in our company, I will strive from day one to expand the Tadano brand, which my six predecessors have built in their turns as CEOs of the Tadano Group.
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