Koji currently holds the position of president and chief executive officer for Japan’s Ushio Inc., and will, effective April 1, oversee both companies. Koji succeeds Hideaki Onishi, who will transition into a new role as Christie’s president and chief operating officer.
In other news we note that (current) Christie President and CTO Zoran Veselic has been replaced (as above) and by senior director of Christie’s Strategy Office Atsushi Kuroda who has now been appointed both Christie’s chief technology officer and chief strategy officer.
Having held progressively responsible positions at Ushio for nearly four decades, we areb told that Koji brings strong leadership, industry-wide experience, and credibility to Christie. As a business leader, Koji is inspired to align Ushio and Christie’s management, business strategies, and philosophies to drive success. He places significant emphasis on understanding customers’ needs and taking further action to achieve global sustainability practices, as well as supporting the company’s mission to promote the use of light as illumination and energy to support human well-being and societal growth.
Ushio Inc. (Head office: Tokyo, TSE: 6925) was established in 1964, the company manufactures and sells lamps, lasers, light-emitting diodes, and other light sources in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared bands of the spectrum along with optical and imaging equipment incorporating these devices. Numerous Ushio products in the industrial process field, which encompasses the manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays, electronic components and other products, and in the visual imaging field, characterized by digital projectors, illumination, and other products, have large market shares. In recent years, Ushio’s operations have expanded to the life science field, most notably medical applications and the environment.