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TARRYTOWN, New York, March 11, 2010 - Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Chiaki Fujiwara as president and CEO. Mr. Fujiwara, who currently serves as senior vice president and general manager of the Industrial Systems Division and Corporate Business Development of Hitachi America, Ltd., succeeds Kiyoshi Kinugawa, who has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer, Sales & Marketing Division, Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company, Hitachi, Ltd. The appointments will be effective as of April 1, 2010.

Mr. Fujiwara joined Hitachi America, Ltd. in October, 2008. Prior to joining Hitachi America, Ltd. he held the position of Deputy General Manager, Global Business Division in the Corporate Marketing Group of Hitachi, Ltd from 2006-2008. He joined Hitachi in 1978 and has held supervisory and senior management positions during his tenure with Hitachi including positions with Hitachi China, Ltd. and Hitachi Europe, Ltd. His background includes extensive experience in several industries including Industrial Machinery Systems, Information Systems. Mr. Fujiwara holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a graduate of Keio University, located in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Kinugawa has served as president and CEO of Hitachi America since October 2008. Previously he was executive vice president and general manager of the Industrial Systems Division for Hitachi America, Ltd from 2006-2008 and prior to that he served as Vice President, Power and Industrial Division with Hitachi America, Ltd. Prior to joining Hitachi America, Ltd in 2005 he served as general manager, Industrial Plant Systems & Equipment Sales Division, Hitachi, Ltd. He joined Hitachi in 1975 and holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and is a graduate of Yokohama City University located in Kanagawa, Japan.


Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE:HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global technology and industrial company with total revenues of ¥10,000 billion ($102.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. Hitachi’s business is highly diversified, encompassing operations in the following seven segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems; Electronic Devices; Power & Industrial Systems; Digital Media & Consumer Products; High Functional Materials & Components; Logistics, Services & Others; and Financial Services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit Hitachi’s website at


Lauren Garvey
Hitachi America, Ltd.

Dash Hisanaga
Hitachi America, Ltd.

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