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Mimaki Europe names Hiraki as new MD

Mimaki Europe has announced the appointment of Takahiro Hiraki as its new managing director.

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Takahiro Hiraki has been with Mimaki since 1997

Hiraki is a long-serving member of the Mimaki family, having joined the firm’s Mimaki Engineering division in 1997 as a sales representative for the Mimaki CF-series.

Over the next 20 years, he served in a series of other roles with the wide-format print specialist, before joining the board of directors last year and assigned the management responsibility for Mimaki Europe.

“From very humble beginnings in a prefab building and one of only 180 employees selling cutting plotters and CAD plotters, my Mimaki journey has been one of industry innovations, technology breakthroughs and significant growth,” Hiraki says.

“My goal as MD for Mimaki Europe is to further develop relationships with our partners and customers to meet the evolving local needs of these businesses and take Mimaki Europe into its next phase of success.”

My goal as MD for Mimaki Europe is to further develop relationships with our partners and customers

Mimaki Europe has also welcomed Ryosuke Nakayama as executive assistant to Hiraki.

Nakayama joined Mimaki Engineering in 2012 and, during his eight years at the firm, has served in marketing, sales, and product management roles worldwide.
Yuji Ikeda, former managing director of Mimaki Europe, praised the double appointment, saying:  “In Hiraki and Nakayama, Mimaki Europe is adding two accomplished and highly qualified team members.

“I am confident that Hiraki will lead this newly bolstered team to achieve great things in the months ahead, despite the unprecedented and challenging situation we have all faced this year. I wish him and Mimaki Europe every success.”

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