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2/04/2010

Hitachi Announces Executive Changes

Tokyo, February 4, 2010 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the following executive changes in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today. The appointments take effect on April 1, 2010.

1. Executive Changes [Effective April 1, 2010]

(1) Reappointment

Yoshito Tsunoda
New Position
: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Battery Systems Business, General Manager of Motor Power Systems Division
Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
Current Position
: Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

(2) New Executive Officers

Nobuo Mochida
New Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Planning, High Functional Materials & Components and Production Engineering, General Manager of Corporate Quality Assurance Division and Supervisory Office for MONOZUKURI, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Infrastructure, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
Current Position
: Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

Yutaka Saito
New Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Control Systems Company
Current Position
: President & CEO of Information & Control Systems Company

Yoshihiko Mogami
New Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company
Current Position
: Chief Operating Officer of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

Masahide Tanigaki
New Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Export Regulation, General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group and International Marketing Division
Current Position
: Deputy General Manager of Power Systems Sales Management Division, Power Systems Company, Deputy General Manager of International Marketing Division, Corporate Marketing Group

Ryuichi Kitayama
New Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, General Manager of Domestic Marketing Division and Customer Satisfaction Promotion Center
Current Position
: Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Sales Management & Accounting Division, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Deputy General Manager of Domestic Marketing Division, Corporate Marketing Group

(3) Changes of Position

Kazuhiro Mori
New Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Automotive Systems Business, Motor Power Systems, Battery Systems Business, Sales Operations, Hitachi Group Global Business, Procurement, Medical Systems Business and Business Incubation, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Sales and Promotion and Corporate Export Regulation Division
Current Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Sales Operations, Hitachi Group Global Business and Business Incubation, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Sales and Promotion and Corporate Export Regulation Division

Takashi Hatchoji
New Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Urban Planning and Development Systems Business, Defense Systems Business, Corporate Planning, Environmental Strategies, Human Capital, Legal & Corporate Communications, Corporate Brand and Corporate Auditing, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Infrastructure, Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information
Current Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Planning, Environmental Strategies, Human Capital, Legal & Corporate Communications, Corporate Brand and Corporate Auditing, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Infrastructure, Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information

Takashi Miyoshi
New Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Management Reform, Finance, Corporate Pension System, Business Development and Consumer Business, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Management Reforms and Chief Hitachi Group Headquarters
Current Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Management Reform, Finance, Corporate Pension System, Hitachi Group Management, Business Development and Consumer Business, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Management Reforms and Chief Hitachi Group Headquarters

Naoya Takahashi
New Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Information & Telecommunication Business, Information & Control Systems Business, Research & Development and Information Technology, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Coordination, Hitachi Group Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Innovation Officer and Hitachi Group Chief Information Security Officer
Current Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Information & Telecommunication Business, Research & Development and Information Technology, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Coordination, Hitachi Group Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Innovation Officer and Hitachi Group Chief Information Security Officer

Toyoaki Nakamura
New Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Finance and Corporate Pension System
Current Position
: Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Finance, Corporate Pension System and Hitachi Group Management

Kaichiro Sakuma
New Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Platform Systems Business, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company
Current Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

Shigeru Azuhata
New Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Research & Development Group and Medical Systems Business Division, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Coordination
Current Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Research & Development Group, Environmental Strategy Office and Medical Systems Business Division, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Coordination

Masahiro Kitano
New Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Quality Assurance and Production Engineering, General Manager of Environmental Strategy Office, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information
Current Position
: Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Platform Systems Business, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

2. Resignation [Effective March 31, 2010]

Koichiro Nishikawa, currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Business Development
-- Scheduled to be appointed Senior Executive Managing Officer of Hitachi Cable, Ltd., effective on April 1, 2010

Taiji Hasegawa, currently Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Procurement, General Manager of Battery Systems Division and Motor Power Systems Division
-- Scheduled to be appointed Executive Vice President of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., effective on April 1, 2010

Shozo Saito, currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Environmental Strategies, Quality Assurance, Production Engineering and Power Systems Engineering, General Manager of Investment Planning Office, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information
-- Scheduled to be appointed Chairman of the Board of Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., effective on April 1, 2010

Koushi Nagano, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, Domestic Marketing Division and Customer Satisfaction Promotion Center, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Sales and Promotion
-- Scheduled to be appointed Senior Adviser of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., effective on April 1, 2010, and also scheduled to be appointed President and Director of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. , effective on June 17, 2010

Masao Hisada, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Export Regulation, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, General Manager of International Marketing Division and International Strategy Division
-- Scheduled to be appointed Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, effective on April 1, 2010

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Reference

1. Executive Officers [Effective April 1, 2010]
[(a) Reappointment / (b) New]

 

Takashi Kawamura

Representative Executive Officer,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
General Manager of Supervisory Office for Management Reforms

 

Hiroaki Nakanishi

Representative Executive Officer and President,
in charge of Power Systems Business and Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Business,
General Manager of Supervisory Office for Overseas Plant Construction Business,
Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

 

 

Kazuhiro Mori

Representative Executive Officer,
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Automotive Systems Business, Motor Power Systems, Battery Systems Business, Sales Operations, Hitachi Group Global Business, Procurement, Medical Systems Business and Business Incubation,
General Manager of Supervisory Office for Sales and Promotion and Corporate Export Regulation Division

 

Takashi Hatchoji

Representative Executive Officer,
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Urban Planning and Development Systems Business, Defense Systems Business, Corporate Planning, Environmental Strategies, Human Capital, Legal & Corporate Communications, Corporate Brand and Corporate Auditing,
General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Infrastructure,
Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information

 

Takashi Miyoshi

Representative Executive Officer,
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Management Reform, Finance, Corporate Pension System, Business Development and Consumer Business, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Management Reforms and Chief Hitachi Group Headquarters

 

Naoya Takahashi

Representative Executive Officer,
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Information & Telecommunication Business, Information & Control Systems Business, Research & Development and Information Technology,
General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Coordination, Hitachi Group Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Innovation Officer and Hitachi Group Chief Information Security Officer

(b)

Nobuo Mochida

Representative Executive Officer,
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Corporate Planning, High Functional Materials & Components and Production Engineering,
General Manager of Corporate Quality Assurance Division and Supervisory Office for MONOZUKURI, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Infrastructure,
Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

 

Junzo Nakajima

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company,
Group CEO of Information & Telecommunication Group

(a)

Yoshito Tsunoda

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Battery Systems Business,
General Manager of Motor Power Systems Division
Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

 

Toyoaki Nakamura

Representative Executive Officer,
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Finance and Corporate Pension System

 

Tadahiko Ishigaki

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive for the Americas

 

Stephen Gomersall

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive for Europe

 

Koji Tanaka

Vice President and Executive Officer,
President & CEO of Power Systems Company,
General Manager of Renewable Energy & Smart Grid Division

 

Akira Maru

Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive Officer of Nuclear Systems,
General Manager of Nuclear System Division, Power Systems Company

 

Hitoshi Isa

Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive Officer of Thermal Power Systems, Power Systems Company

 

Gaku Suzuki

Vice President and Executive Officer,
President & CEO of Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company,
General Manager of Intercity Express Programme Division

 

Hideaki Takahashi

Vice President and Executive Officer,
President & CEO of Urban Planning and Development Systems Company

(b)

Yutaka Saito

Vice President and Executive Officer,
President & CEO of Information & Control Systems Company

 

Shinjiro Iwata

Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive Officer of Service Business (Global), Information & Telecommunication Group,
Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

(b)

Yoshihiko Mogami

Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive Officer of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Group,
Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

 

Kaichiro Sakuma

Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive Officer of Platform Systems Business, Information & Telecommunication Group,
Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

(b)

Masahide Tanigaki

Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Corporate Export Regulation,
General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group and International Marketing Division

(b)

Ryuichi Kitayama

Vice President and Executive Officer,
Deputy General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, General Manager of Domestic Marketing Division and Customer Satisfaction Promotion Center

 

Takao Koyama

Vice President and Executive Officer,
General Manager of Kansai Area Operation,
Deputy General Manager of Domestic Marketing Division, Corporate Marketing Group

 

Shigeru Azuhata

Vice President and Executive Officer,
General Manager of Research & Development Group and Medical Systems Business Division,
Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Coordination

 

Kenji Ohno

Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Human Capital,
General Manager of Head Office Business Support Division

 

Toshiaki Kuzuoka

Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Legal & Corporate Communications, Corporate Brand and Corporate Auditing,
General Manager of Legal Division, Compliance Division and Centennial Project Division

 

Makoto Ebata

Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Procurement

 

Masahiro Kitano

Vice President and Executive Officer,
in charge of Quality Assurance and Production Engineering,
General Manager of Environmental Strategy Office, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information

 

Nobuyuki Ohno

Vice President and Executive Officer,
Chief Executive and Chief Innovation Officer for China

 

Osamu Ohno

Vice President and Executive Officer,
General Manager of Information Technology Division, Chief Innovation Officer of Power Systems Company

2. Biography of Reappointment and New Executive Officers

Nobuo Mochida

1. Date of Birth

April 1, 1947

2. Education

 
 

March, 1970

Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

3. Business Experience

 

June, 2006

Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

 

June, 2005

Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Metals, Ltd.,
Director, Vice President and Executive Officer of NEOMAX Co., Ltd.

 

June, 2004

Director, Vice President and Executive Officer of NEOMAX Co., Ltd.

 

April, 2004

Vice President and Director of NEOMAX Co., Ltd.

 

October, 2002

Managing Officer, President of Magnetic Materials Company,
Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

 

October, 2001

President of Magnetic Materials Company; Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

 

April, 1999

General Manager of Kumagaya Magnetic Works, Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

 

April, 1970

Joined Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

Yoshito Tsunoda

1. Date of Birth

September 20, 1944

2. Education

 
 

March, 1971

Graduated from the University of Tokyo
Graduated School of Science(master’s degree)

3. Business Experience

 

April, 2006

Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

 

June, 2005

Director, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

 

April, 2005

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

 

June, 2003

Vice President and Executive Officer,
President & Chief Executive Officer of Urban Planning and Development Systems Group

 

April, 2003

President & Chief Executive Officer of Urban Planning and Development Systems Group

 

January, 2003

Group Executive of Ubiquitous Platform Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

 

June, 1999

Senior Executive Vice President of Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Limited

 

June, 1998

General Manager of Business Development Office

 

August, 1993

Deputy General Manager of Central Research Laboratory,
General Manager of Planning Office, Central Research Laboratory

 

April, 1971

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Yutaka Saito

1. Date of Birth

December 11, 1954

2. Education

 
 

March, 1979

Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

3. Business Experience

 

October, 2009

President & CEO of Information & Control Systems Company

 

April, 2009

Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Strategy Planning & Development Office, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

April, 2006

General Manager of Information & Control Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

April, 2005

General Manager of Public & Municipal Systems Division, Industrial Systems Group

 

April, 1979

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Yoshihiko Mogami

1. Date of Birth

August 1, 1953

2. Education

 
 

March, 1976

Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

3. Business Experience

 

October, 2009

Chief Operating Officer of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

 

April, 2009

Chief Operating Officer of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

April, 2007

General Manager of Industrial Manufacturing & Services Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

April, 2003

General Manager of Government & Public Corporation Information Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

April, 1976

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Masahide Tanigaki

1. Date of Birth

January 11, 1951

2. Education

 
 

March, 1975

Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Keio University

3. Business Experience

 

October, 2009

Deputy General Manager of Power Systems Sales Management Division, Power Systems Company, Deputy General Manager of International Marketing Division, Corporate Marketing Group

 

April, 2009

Deputy General Manager of Power Systems Sales Management Division, Power Systems Group, Deputy General Manager of International Marketing Division, Corporate Marketing Group

 

October, 2008

Deputy General Manager of Power Systems Sales Management Division, Power Systems Group

 

February, 2006

President, Hitachi America, Ltd.

 

April, 2002

Vice President, Hitachi America, Ltd.

 

April, 1975

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Ryuichi Kitayama

1. Date of Birth

February 4, 1952

2. Education

 
 

March, 1976

Graduated from Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University

3. Business Experience

 

October, 2009

Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Sales Management & Accounting Division, Information & Telecommunication Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Deputy General Manager of Domestic Marketing Division, Corporate Marketing Group

 

April, 2009

Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Sales Management & Accounting Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group

 

April, 2006

General Manager of Financial Information Systems Sales Management Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

 

April, 2004

President and Director of Hitachi Hi-System21 Co., Ltd.

 

April, 2003

General Manager of Government & Public Corporation Information Systems Sales Management Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

April, 1976

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Contacts

Japan: Masanao Sato
Hitachi, Ltd.
+81-3-5208-9324
masanao.sato.sz@hitachi.com


U.S.: Dash Hisanaga
Hitachi America, Ltd.
+1-914-333-2987
tadashi.hisanaga@hal.hitachi.com