Murata Electronics North America Inc. has named Hiroshi Jozuka president, replacing Takeshi Iishi.
In this role, Jozuka will drive both sales and marketing for the wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Japan, located in Smyrna, Ga.
"I am extremely pleased to become a part of Murata Electronics North America," said Jozuka. "North American operations represent tremendous opportunities for us to leverage our research and development, as well as our design functions to benefit Murata on a global level."
Most recently, Jozuka was the managing director for Murata Singapore, the largest capacitor manufacturer outside of Japan. Since April 1979, he has held various management positions at the company's Kyoto and Fukui locations, including general manager at Fukui and manager for Kyoto's planning department.
Prior to Murata, Jozuka worked at Hitachi Zosen Corp.