President, Chief Executive Officer
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Mr. Koji Takaichi joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1983. During the course of his over 33 year career, Mr. Takaichi has had extensive experience leading sales and marketing initiatives, particularly in Hitachi’s steel and chemicals production areas, in its consumer business and in the development of the company’s new energy and smart grid business. Mr. Takaichi’s prior experience also includes previous assignments in the U.S. and China.
Recently, Mr. Takaichi played a critical role in developing Hitachi’s new solutions business related to the mining industry, starting in 2012, as a Managing Director in the Global Mining Business Division, the Social Innovation Business Division of Hitachi, Ltd. Through his significant efforts, the company launched innovative solutions that are highly effective in solving mining customers’ challenges. These new solutions utilize a wide range of Hitachi’s unique technologies and products, from advanced Heavy Mobile Equipment for excavation and haulage to sophisticated IT systems that improve the efficiency and utilization of mine assets and optimize energy usage.
In 2017, Mr. Takaichi was appointed as Hitachi America, Ltd.’s President and CEO, based in Santa Clara, CA. His extensive experience proves instrumental for accelerating Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in the U.S. market.
Prior to joining Hitachi, Mr. Takaichi graduated from the School of Economics, Nagoya University, Japan.