TOA Europe management overhaul
Wolfgang Pein has replaced Toshio Sakata as managing director of TOA Europe amid wide-ranging changes to the company’s management team.
The change at the beginning of this year sees Pein take on main responsibility for the EMEA region, as well as for sales in the DACH region and Poland. Toshio Sakata remains in the company management team and will continue to lead all activities in Russia.
Other changes have seen Charlet Dadoun, the director and head of the French office, retire after several decades as an employee of TOA. He has been replaced by export sales manager, Volker Scheid, who will additionally be responsible for France and the Benelux countries and will complete the management team trio.
Pein said: "TOA Corporation usually sends Japanese managing directors to its subsidiaries. At TOA Electronics Europe, we are breaking with this pattern - very consciously and deliberately. By handing over the position of managing director to an employee from Europe, the company is strengthening its proximity to its customers – and is nevertheless relying on the international orientation of TOA Electronics Europe, as the new management brings to the table many years of experience in the entire EMEA region.”