Mitsubishi Electric announces three additions to executive team

  • July 08, 2020
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Mitsubishi Electric announces three additions to executive team
Mitsubishi Electric announces three additions to executive team
July 9, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Automation has appointed executive personnel to grow and increase its presence in the Americas.

In a series of hires and promotions, Mitsubishi Electric Automation announced personnel to several executive positions detailed below.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has named Milton Coleman as its new Vice President of Sales.  He will report to the company´s America´s regional headquarters in Vernon Hills, Illinois and Scott Summerville, MEAU President & CEO. 

In his new position, Coleman will have responsibility for all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing MEAU´s sales strategy and achieving sales targets to enable significant profitable growth of product, service and solution sales.

Coleman comes to MEAU with 27 years of experience in the automation industry. Prior to joining MEAU, Coleman was the Vice President of Distribution for Bosch Rexroth and Regional Vice President of Sales, Southeast Region with sales responsibility for hydraulic and factory automation technology. In both roles he was instrumental in developing and implementing strategies to support Rexroth´s sales growth through multiple channels.

Coleman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has named Katsutoshi Urabe as Sr. Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. He will be based in the company´s America´s regional headquarters in Vernon Hills, Illinois and report to Scott Summerville.  

Urabe will continue to be responsible for assisting the President & CEO of MEAU, Scott Summerville, to develop go to market as well as operational strategies for the business.  He will also continue to provide strategic business coordination with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (»MELCO») in Japan and lead the development of a mergers and acquisitions strategy for the Americas market as well as manage the North America Development Center (NADC), Regulatory Liaison Group (RLG), and expatriate relations function.

Urabe has spent his entire 24-year career with the Mitsubishi Electric family of companies.  Prior to his current position, Urabe held roles at various Mitsubishi Electric companies with increasing levels of responsibility including:  IA Product Marketing at Nagoya Works at MELCO (MELCO´s manufacturing campus in Nagoya, Japan);  Product Marketing for Overseas Division at MELCO´s Tokyo Headquarters;  Sales Management for Tokyo IA Sales Branch and Tokyo West Office at MELCO´s Tokyo Headquarters;  Senior Director, Marketing for Mitsubishi Electric China;  and Global Robot Senior Marketing Manager at MELCO´s Nagoya Works.

Urabe received a degree in International Business from Kansai University and also spent time studying while on assignment in the UK.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has named Ken Innami as Vice President of Business Development. He will be based in the company´s America´s regional headquarters in Vernon Hills, Illinois and report to Scott Summerville. 

As Vice President of Business Development, Innami will be responsible for providing leadership, management, and vision necessary to execute the company´s vertical strategy to increase market share and deliver sustained profitable growth in select strategic vertical industries.

During Innami´s 24-year career with the Mitsubishi Electric family of companies, he has held various Sales & Marketing leadership roles, including heading up the Global Key Accounts, Marketing and Strategic Planning/M&A activity for MEAU in the Americas.  Prior to joining MEAU in 2008, Innami held roles with increasing responsibility at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan, starting his career in Product Marketing at Nagoya Works, then moving to Global Sales & Marketing in Tokyo HQ.

Innami received his Master of Engineering in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Click Here for More Information

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