Hiroshi Ito Named President Of Kubota America Corp.

Hiroshi Ito has been named president, Kubota America Corporation, New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubota, Ltd. of Japan, succeeding Tsutomu Hashimoto, who returns to Tokyo as export manager, machinery.

Mr. Ito, with the parent company for 34 years, most of these in export-related areas, was export manager in Tokyo prior to his U.S. assignment. He has extensive experience in marketing the company's wide range of industrial products, which include industrial castings, water supply equipment, and industrial machinery.

In his new post, Mr. Ito will be responsible for the planning and marketing in North America of Kubota products, which include cargo oil pipes for tankers, suction rolls for paper mills, electronic computing scales, valves for water control systems and refineries, rolls and ingot molds for steel works, etc.

Mr. Ito joined Kubota in 1946 as mechanical engineer and became involved in research and development for gas and diesel engines.

In 1959, he entered the company's overseas marketing division and was appointed as export manager in 1974.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Oct 1980 Orval Tank

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