Shimadzu Corporation has named Takeshi Kawami president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI). Replacing Osamu Ando, who served as president for seven years, Kawami will oversee overall sales and management functions for SSI, the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan).
Kawami has spent 24 years with Shimadzu Corporation gaining focused knowledge of the company's sales, sales management, and corporate management. He conducted analytical instrument sales in Tokyo, Yokohama, Shizuoka, and Hiroshima, where he was promoted to sales manager. He returned to Tokyo in 2001. He was appointed president of a Shimadzu sales subsidiary in 2002. Kawami later became vice president of two merged sales subsidiaries.
Kawami, 50, was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Osaka University.