New CEO for Tadano

By Alex Dahm19 February 2021

Koichi Tadano makes a speech on 01 August 2019, the first day of Tadano's ownership of Demag Koichi Tadano making a speech on 01 August 2019, the first day of Tadano’s ownership of Demag

Crane manufacturer Tadano Ltd announced on 19 February that on 1 April 2021 the company would have a new chief executive.

Koichi Tadano, current president, CEO, and representative director, moves to the position of chairman of the board and representative director. Toshiaki Ujiie, executive vice president and representative director, succeeds Koichi Tadano as president, CEO, and representative director of Tadano Ltd.

Toshiaki Ujiie corporate portrait in dark suit and tie, Tadano blue hanky Toshiaki Ujiie, president, CEO, and representative director of Tadano Ltd from 1 April 2021

The company gave the reason for the change as follows: To enhance the company management structure, prepare for a new era of transformation, and improve the corporate value of the Tadano Group.

Koichi Tadano said, “Today, it is my pleasure to announce the new leadership of Tadano Ltd. to our valued stakeholders. It has been my honour to serve as president and CEO of Tadano Ltd. for 18 years. For your support in helping me reach this milestone day, I offer my humble thanks to all of our stakeholders and each and every one of the employees in the Tadano Group.”

Tadano continued, “In the midst of the coronavirus disruption, we are experiencing a severe situation in terms of our current business results. However, Tadano is a company that overcomes challenges. Every time we do so, we emerge stronger and grow further. Also, Tadano is fast approaching an era of great change.

“For this reason, I now hand over the reins of the company to our new leader, Mr. Toshiaki Ujiie, whose abundant global business experience, combined with his formidable ability to conceptualise and execute, make him the right person for the job. In my new role as chairman of the Board, I will do everything in my powers to support President Ujiie and contribute to the growth of the Tadano Group.”

For his part, Toshiaki Ujiie said, “I am humbled and honoured to be given the opportunity to serve as president and chief executive officer of Tadano Ltd. I joined the company in April of 2019, less than two years ago, but I am surrounded by some of the world’s greatest crane experts. I look forward to honing my understanding of cranes and the inner workings of the company by working closely with them. I also hope that the experiences and knowledge that I bring from the world outside of the crane industry can combine with their expertise to bring about dynamic change and transformation.”

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