TOKYO, December 6, 2007 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, announced today that Kazufumi Misawa has been appointed vice president and general manager, Japan Operations for Siemens PLM Software.
In his new role, Misawa is responsible for managing all sales, support and services for Japan for Siemens PLM Software. He is based in Tokyo and reports to Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, senior vice president of Asia Pacific for Siemens PLM Software.
Misawa has worked as an executive in the consulting field for approximately 20 years. Most recently he served as executive partner of Accenture, responsible for the automotive industry in the Asia Pacific region. During his tenure at Accenture, he led many consulting projects for automotive OEMs and suppliers in the product development space, including PLM.
Misawa’s experience also includes providing professional services to companies in the high-tech and communications industries and leading a number of supply chain management-related projects. Prior to his long consulting career, Misawa worked for Toshiba Corporation for 10 years where he gained hands-on experience in the engineering and product design of heavy machinery and industrial equipment.
Misawa received a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Waseda University in 1978.
Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.
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