Grundfos Appoints New Area Managing Director Of East Asia

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | 915 Views

Leading pump manufacturer, Grundfos, has appointed Hideo Shirakawa as the new Area Managing Director (AMD) of Grundfos East Asia, effective 1st January 2019. Hideo Shirakawa brings to his new role more than 30 years of experience, and with his knowledge of Grundfos, would work towards driving the growth of the company in this region.

Hideo Shirakawa joined the company in 2012 as a Sales Director and held the role of General Manager of Grundfos Pumps KK Japan since July 2013. He will continue to serve in his role as General Manager of Grundfos Pumps KK Japan alongside his new role as AMD of East Asia. He has extensive years of experience in sales, marketing and business development; he has held a number of executive sales positions in top organisations in Japan, including Vice President for Sales and later, Strategic Marketing at Hilti, as well as Business Development Manager and Commercial Manager at Black and Decker. Hideo Shirakawa holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tokai University, Kanagawa, Japan, and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University, Massachusetts, USA.

In his new role, Hideo Shirakawa will be leading the company’s business across Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and spearheading opportunities for Grundfos’ development and expansion in East Asia by growing the sales and customer base, as well as developing new talents in the region.