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FOR-A Appoints New Senior Management in UKNew appointments to drive European operations (December 13, 2004)
FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of systems for the security, broadcast and professional video industries has announced the appointment of Jackson Kitahara and Haruyuki Tomihara as Managing Director FOR-A UK and Technical Director respectively.
Jackson Kitahara, who established FOR-A's UK operations in 1985 returns to FOR-A UK following postings at the company's Boston and Los Angeles operations. As MD of FOR-A UK, Kitahara's remit is to drive sales further in the European market. He has been with the company for 26 years and replaces Hiroshi Nakao who has joined FOR-A's operations at HQ in Tokyo, Japan.
Haruyuki Tomihara has worked with FOR-A for 20 years having started out in the company's R&D center where he helped to develop its broadcast component switchers. He has also held the position of West Coast Sales Manager, where he was based out of FOR-A's LA office, before moving on to the Boston office.
"It is very exciting to return to FOR-A UK and help drive the company through the next stage in its development," said Jackson Kitahara. "During his time in the UK, Hiroshi Nakao built a strong foundation which we can now build on."
Established in Japan in 1971, and with over 400 people at offices worldwide, FOR-A is a leading manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, post-production and security markets. Its product line-up includes high quality digital video switchers, colour correctors, image stabilisers, high-resolution cameras and virtual studio software. Customers include some of the world's leading broadcasters and post-production groups including BBC, Sky, Turner and NBC.
For more information please visit www.for-a.com.
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