New Area Managing Director Appointed for Grundfos

09 January 2019

Leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Hideo Shirakawa to the role of Area Managing Director (AMD) of Grundfos East Asia in effect as of January 1st, 2019. 
In his new role, Shirakawa will be responsible for leading the company’s business across Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and spearheading opportunities for Grundfos’ development and expansion in East Asia.

Prior to joining Grundfos, Shirakawa held a number of executive sales positions, including Vice President for Sales and later Strategic Marketing at Hilti, Japan, as well as Business Development Manager and Commercial Manager at Black and Decker, Japan.
Shirakawa therefore brings with him more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. He joined Grundfos in 2012 as a Sales Director and has been serving as the General Manager of Grundfos Pumps KK Japan since July 2013. Shirakawa will continue to serve in his role as General Manager of Grundfos Pumps KK Japan alongside his new role as AMD of East Asia.

Shirakawa commented, “I am very pleased to be taking on the role of Area Managing Director of East Asia and look forward to driving exponential growth for the company in this region.” 
Kim Jensen, Regional Managing Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific region, added: “Shirakawa’s deep knowledge of Grundfos coupled with his extensive experience working in the East Asia market is second to none, and he will play a pivotal role in strengthening our work in the region.” 

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