KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd appoints new MD

01 May 2014

Hironao Katsukura succeeds Jun Okumura

KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd appoints new MD

KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd has appointed Hironao Katsukura as its Managing Director. Mr Katsukura succeeds Jun Okumura who has returned to Japan.
Mr Katsukura said: “I would like to thank Mr Okumura for his five years of contribution to KYOCERA Document Solutions in the UK and wish him all the best in his new role. KYOCERA has seen phenomenal growth in the UK – 77% in the last three years alone. My job will be to accelerate this momentum and transform the organisation with a focus on services. I look forward to working with the UK team and our valued partners to develop our UK & Ireland business further.”
KYOCERA’s UK success is reflected across Europe where the company has enjoyed significant growth, averaging 7.1% year on year growth for the last five years and outgrowing the market in 2013*. With a structured strategy the firm will continue to evolve into a solutions company offering a streamlined approach combining hardware, software and services.
Mr Katsukura was educated in Japan, graduating in 1990. He joined KYOCERA, working in a variety of sales positions until he moved to Europe in 1997 to assume a role in the Export Division. In 2004 he returned to Japan spending four years in charge of Business Development Sales to Strategic Partners in America, China and Japan. He then became General Manager in charge of KYOCERA’s Sales Division supporting the company’s subsidiaries in America, Asia, Europe and Japan. In 2012 he returned to Europe to head up KYOCERA’s European Corporate Sales Division supporting its 16 sales companies. Mr Katsukura is married with two children and will be based at KYOCERA Document Solutions UK’s HQ in Reading.



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