[Release] SATO HOLDINGS Appoints Shigeki Egami to CHRO Position


Tokyo, November 5, 2015 – SATO (TOKYO:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced the appointment of Shigeki Egami today as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The CHRO position replaces the previous CHO position. 

The CHRO will further revamp the human resources system at SATO by promoting modern working styles and designing and implementing new training programs to support the expansion of SATO’s global business.  

Mr. Egami brings his extensive talent management experience at a multinational organization. Prior to joining SATO, Mr. Egami was head of HR at Mitsubishi Fuso 
Truck and Bus Corporation, overseeing an expansive
workforce across Japan and group companies abroad. In that role he was also tasked with managing human resources for Daimler Trucks Asia, implementing innovative HR policies and schemes with a diverse team to transform the domestic Japanese mindset to a more global one. He also integrated processes and policies throughout Daimler Trucks Asia to ensure transparent HR management governance at a global level. 

“Mr. Egami’s global HR expertise will be a major asset for SATO,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President and CEO of SATO Holdings. “We need to nurture our global workforce to enhance our ability to offer customized solutions and consulting services for our customers. Under the leadership of Mr. Egami, we will strive to rapidly build the groundwork for a platform to duplicate the success we’ve had in Japan elsewhere around the globe.” 

On his new role, Mr. Egami commented, “I am excited to join an established company like SATO with such a dynamic and diverse workforce that is still expanding globally. I hope to contribute by developing human resources globally to ensure long-term growth.” 

About SATO
SATO (TOKYO:6287) is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, it reported revenues of JPY 99,831 million (US$ 910 million*). More information about SATO can be found atwww.satoworldwide.com  or www.linkedin.com/company/sato-worldwide . 

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 109.75 Japanese Yen.

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SATO Holdings Corporation
Tel: +81-3-5745-3412

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