HONG KONG, Jan. 27, 2014 — Stratasys Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping, and production, announced the appointment of Hiroaki Katayam as the new President and CEO of Stratasys Japan Co., Ltd. effective in January 2014. Mr. Katayama brings more than 20 years of management experience to his new role, covering industrial machinery importing business including 3D printers in Japan, and also management of manufacturers in China.
“We welcome Hiroaki’s experience and leadership to the Stratasys family,” said Jonathan Jaglom, General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan of Stratasys Asia Pacific. “His knowledge and understanding of the 3D printing industry will ensure our continued success well into the future. In his role as President and CEO for Stratasys Japan, Hiroaki will play an instrumental role in strengthening Stratasys leadership position in the region, leading the team to serve local market with innovative solutions, committing to our service excellence value. I am confident that he will lead the organization to new heights.”
“I am delighted to take up my new role as President and CEO of Stratasys Japan, the leading manufacturer of 3D printers that is transforming the manufacturing process,” said Katayama. “I look forward to working with the dedicated employees to further the Company’s market leadership and growth by bringing new levels of innovation, customer experience and value to the marketplace.”
Stratasys Japan will continue to focus on key verticals including automotive, education, consumer electronics, consumer goods, medical & medical equipment and industrial machinery.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company’s patented FDM