05.03.18

TOA Corporation announces two senior appointments

Ian Bridgewater (left) and Yuichiro Honjo of TOA Corporation UK
Ian Bridgewater (left) and Yuichiro Honjo of TOA Corporation UK

TOA Corporation has added to its senior management team with two internal appointments. Yuichiro Honjo has been promoted to MD, while Ian Bridgewater takes on the role of director.

Honjo’s career includes experience in various management positions. He has worked at TOA Corporation for the last 15 years, initially as a sales executive, before becoming a marketing executive operating out of the company’s headquarters in Kobe, Japan. He then became director of TOA Malaysia and was then charged with setting up a new sales subsidiary in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.

TOA Corporation UK’s new director, Ian Bridgewater, has been with the company for 28 years. He started his career as a bench engineer, repairing equipment and building systems, before moving on to the project team to design and commission systems – eventually becoming head of department. He was subsequently appointed technical sales manager and headed up the engineering department project team, liaising closely with the company’s research and development operation in Japan.