Kyocera has announced that Mr. Yasuhiro Oishi will lead their Communications subsidary as Toriyama-san takes chair of KCI: http://bit.ly/mORBpq
Kyocera International Inc. (KII) today announced the appointment of Mr. Yasuhiro Oishi as president of San Diego-based Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI). KCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc. that provides the sales, marketing, customer engineering and service functions for Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices in the Americas. Oishi previously was vice president and general manager of global sales & marketing for KCI. He replaces Eiichi Toriyama, who served as KCI’s president since 2008 and accepts a new role as KCI’s chairman. The changes took effect as the company began its new fiscal year on April 1.
“It has been my pleasure to serve as president of Kyocera Communications Inc.,” said Mr. Toriyama. “I have full confidence in Mr. Oishi to carry our business into a new season of success, and I look forward to my continued involvement as Chairman.”
Oishi joined Kyocera Corp. in 1985 with a degree in commercial science from Doshisha University in Japan. Upon Kyocera’s acquisition of the mobile phone division of Qualcomm Inc. in 2000, he moved to San Diego to become part of Kyocera’s U.S. wireless equipment business. Through 2008 he served as vice president of procurement, after which he spent two years as vice president of supply chain and production. Kyocera acquired the global mobile phone division of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008, and consolidated its U.S. wireless operations to create KCI the following year. Oishi became KCI’s vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing in 2010.
“I am honored to accept this position and grateful for Kyocera’s confidence in my leadership abilities,” said Oishi. “I have great respect for Mr. Toriyama and hope to build upon the strong foundation and positive results that KCI achieved under his guidance.”
KII President John Rigby lauded the contributions of both Toriyama and Oishi toward the company’s strong performance gains over the past several quarters. “We have developed a winning formula through global teamwork,” Rigby stated. “This leadership transition is designed to reinforce the strategies and structures that have shown to be successful in our communications equipment operations.”