Epson recently announced the appointment of Mr. Toshimitsu Tanaka as the new Country Manager for Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC). Effective last July 1, he took the reins from Mr. Hideto Nakamura who will assume a new assignment in Seiko-Epson Corporation (SEC)’s global headquarters in Japan.
“Building on the successes under Nakamura-san’s leadership, we at EPC hope to continue to strengthen customer engagement processes to facilitate better customer satisfaction. We also hope to continue the double-digit growths in both the printer and projector businesses that made the Philippines a strong contributor to Epson business goals in the region,” Mr. Tanaka elaborated during a recent EPC meet-and-greet event.
Mr. Tanaka’s 32-year experience from global headquarters and other Epson subsidiaries, as well as his goal-oriented approach in achieving targets is seen as a positive leverage to the growing Epson presence in the Philippines. Prior to his appointment here, Mr. Tanaka was the General Manager of Imaging Products Sales & Marketing Support Department at the Seiko Epson Corporation in Japan. His immediate mandate for EPC is to further strengthen the Epson brand, create new business models to fit the local requirement, and achieve the overall goal of double sales turnover within three to five years.
Mr. Tanaka shared his views about the Filipino character which he personally witnessed during his initial months here. “I have seen how strong Filipinos are — with your ready smiles even in the middle of calamities like what happened a month ago. The world looks up to your “bayanihan” spirit that is present in both good times and bad times.” According to the new EPC chief, this Filipino trait is already a good leverage in accomplishing many goals.