Shimadzu Corporation has named Shuzo Maruyama president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI), effective December 19, 2011. Maruyama will oversee overall sales and management functions for SSI, the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan). He replaces Takeshi Kawami, who served as president at SSI since April 2007.
Maruyama has served Shimadzu Corporation for 29 years in various roles that have prepared him with the experience and knowledge necessary to oversee SSI. He first joined Shimadzu’s research and development department for ultra sonic diagnostic equipment, and then for liquid chromatography. Maruyama worked on many development projects including the LC-6A and LC-10A series, and managed the development of the Prominence HPLC series. Most recently he was the general manager of the LC business unit.
Maruyama graduated from Osaka University with a degree in biophysical engineering.