Shimadzu Corporation has announced that it has named Mr. Katsuaki Kaito president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI). Kaito will be responsible for all sales and management functions for SSI, the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan).
He takes the place of former SSI president Shuzo Maruyama, who has been promoted to general manager of the analytical and measuring division.
Kaito has developed extensive knowledge and leadership skills through a variety of roles at Shimadzu. He first joined the company’s liquid chromatography department 32 years ago. During his career at Shimadzu, Kaito has spent 14 years performing R&D functions and 18 years in a manufacturing position.
Kaito was president of Shimadzu USA Manufacturing from 2003 to 2008, and since then has served as general manager of the analytical and measuring instruments plant.
Kaito earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo.