News Releases

Mar 05, 2018

Notification of Personnel and Organizational Changes,
including Executive Officer's Areas of Responsibility

Rinnai Corporation will be implementing the following personnel and organizational changes, including Executive Officer's Areas of Responsibility.

1. Organizational Changes (effective April 1)

The Business Planning Division will be newly established. The Division will plan for new businesses.
The Production Engineering Division will split off from the Production Headquarters.
The Product Development Division I to handle water heaters and home heaters and the Product Development Division II to handle kitchen appliances, under Research & Development Headquarters, will be integrated into the Product Development Division.

2. Executive Officer Changes

(1) Newly assigned (effective April 1)

NameNew Title(Current Title)
Greg Ellis Managing Executive Officer (President of Rinnai Australia Pty., Ltd.)
Koji Fujioka Executive Officer (General Manager of Sales Division, Marketing & Sales Headquarters)

(2) Resignation (effective March 31)

NameCurrent TitleAfter Resignation
Yuzo Yoshida Managing Executive Officer
General Manager of Overseas Business Headquarters, and President of Rinnai America Corporation.
Assistant to General Manager of Overseas Business Headquarters, and President of Rinnai America Corporation.

3. Executive Officer's Areas of Responsibility (effective April 1)

 NameNew TitleCurrent Title
President and Executive Officer Hiroyasu Naito    
Executive Vice President Tsunenori Narita President's assistant President's assistant
In charge of Production Headquarters and Overseas Business Headquarters
Senior Managing Executive Officer Masao Kosugi General Manager of Corporate Planning Headquarters General Manager of Corporate Planning Headquarters, and General Manager of Corporate Planning Division
In charge of Administration Headquarters
Yuji Kondo General Manager of Overseas Business Headquarters, and General Manager of Group3 Sales & Marketing Division
In charge of Business Planning Division
General Manager of Marketing & Sales Headquarters
In charge of Research & Development Headquarters
Managing Executive Officer Terumasa Kaneko General Manager of Marketing & Sales Headquarters Deputy General Manager of Marketing & Sales Headquarters, and General Manager of Tohoku Branch
Kinji Mori General Manager of Research & Development Headquarters, and General Manager of Technology
Administration Division
General Manager of Research & Development Headquarters
Yasuo Koketsu General Manager of Administration Headquarters General Manager of Administration Headquarters, and General Manager of Accounting Division
○ Greg Ellis (continue) President of Rinnai Australia Pty., Ltd.
Executive Officer Fuminobu Ishikawa General Manager of Production Headquarters, and General Manager of Production Control Division General Manager of Production
Headquarters
Chuji Nakashima General Manager of Product Development Division, Research & Development Headquarters General Manager of Product Development Division I, Research & Development Headquarters
Shinji Tanaka General Manager of Group1 Sales & Marketing Division, Overseas Business Headquarters General Manager of Group1 Sales & Marketing Division and Group2 Sales & Marketing Division, Overseas Business Headquarters
Kazuhiko Matsumoto (continue) General Manager of Seto Factory, Production Headquarters
Kenji Endo (continue) General Manager of Quality Assurance Headquarters, General Manager of Environment Division
Masanori Shimizu (continue) General Manager of Technology Development Division, Research & Development Headquarters
Kazuto Inoue General Manager of Production
Engineering Division
Deputy General Manager of Production Headquarters, and General Manager of Production Control Division
Hideyuki Shiraki (continue) General Manager of Kanto Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters
○ Koji Fujioka (continue) General Manager of Sales Division, Marketing & Sales Headquarters
Katsuhiko Shinji (continue) President of Shanghai Rinnai Co., Ltd.

○ Newly assigned

4. Personnel Changes (effective April 1)

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Masanobu Inomata General Manager of Business Planning Division General Manager of Product Development Division II, Research & Development Headquarters
Katsunori Tanioka General Manager of Tohoku Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters General Manager of Hokkaido Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters
Junya Toyama General Manager of Hokkaido Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters General Manager of Sapporo Semi-Branch, Hokkaido Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters
Taku Inoue General Manager of Kitatohoku Branch, Tohoku Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters General Manager of Morioka Sales Office, Kitatohoku Branch, Tohoku Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters
Toshio Shinmura General Manager of Hyogo Sales Office, Kansai branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters General Manager of Hokuriku Sales Office, Chubu Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters
Yoichi Omura General Manager of Hokuriku Sales Office, Chubu Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters General Manager of Gifu Sales Office, Tokai branch, Chubu Branch, Marketing & Sales Headquarters
Yoshikazu Tanaka Deputy General Manager of Group2 Sales & Marketing Division, Overseas Business Headquarters President of Rinnai Viet Nam Co., Ltd.
Kenji Horaya General Manager of Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Planning Headquarters General Manager of of Technology
Administration Division, Research & Development Headquarters
Atsuo Kashima General Manager of Accounting Division, Administration Headquarters Deputy General Manager of Accounting Division, Administration Headquarters
Kenichi Ebata General Manager of Administration
Division, Administration Headquarters
General Manager of Personnel Affairs Division, Administration Headquarters
Takuya Ogawa General Manager of Personnel Affairs Division, and Corporate Communication Division, Administration Headquarters General Manager of Administration Division, and Corporate Communication Division, Administration Headquarters

5. Personnel Changes of Group Companies (effective April 1)

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Fumio Murazeki Chairman, GASTAR Co., Ltd. Director, Senior Executive Officer,
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. and the Company President, Representative Director of TOKYO GAS LIQUID HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.
Takashi Nagasaka President of GASTAR Co., Ltd. Executive Vice President of GASTAR Co., Ltd.
Hirohisa Ohi President of RB Controls Co., Ltd. and
President of Noto Tech Co., Ltd.
Senior Managing Director, RB Controls Co., Ltd. and
President of Noto Tech Co., Ltd.
Takeshi Umemura President of Rinnai Precision Co., Ltd. President of RT Engineering Co., Ltd.
Shozo Hotta President of RT Engineering Co., Ltd. General Manager of Production Engineering Division, Production Headquarters, Rinnai Corporation
Hayao Nishizawa Executive Vice President of Shanghai Rinnai Co., Ltd. President of Rinnai Taiwan Corporation
Naohito Shibata President of Rinnai Viet Nam Co., Ltd. Deputy General Manager of Group3 Sales & Marketing Division, Overseas Business Headquarters, Rinnai Corporation
Yoshinori Tanaka President of Rinnai Taiwan Corporation Manager, Group3 Sales & Marketing Division, Overseas Business Headquarters, Rinnai Corporation

 

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Inquiries

Rinnai Corporation
Corporate Communication Division, Administration Headquarters
Tel: +81 (52) 361-8211

 

Note: The information contained herein is valid as of the date of release. Please be aware that certain details may change or be made irrelevant by circumstances that emerge at a later date.