Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART is pleased to announce the promotion of Mitsuomi Nakamura to Managing Director – Europe and Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for the direction of HOTSTART’s regional sales offices, HOTSTART GmbH based in Siegburg, Germany and HOTSTART Asia Pacific Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Nakamura has been with HOTSTART since 2004 starting in the customer service department following a college internship. During the past 13 years, Mr. Nakamura has held the roles of Customer Service Representative supporting international customers, Market Manager of Asia-Pacific and Managing Director of HOTSTART Asia Pacific, Ltd. After working in the Asia-Pacific region and recognizing the need for a local presence to be closer to the customer, Mr. Nakamura proposed opening a sales office in Tokyo, Japan. HOTSTART Asia Pacific Ltd. opened November 1, 2011.
“We are excited to promote Mits Nakamura to Managing Director for Europe and Asia Pacific,” said Terry Judge, Chief Executive Officer of HOTSTART. “The leadership he has provided in the Asia Pacific region will carry over to Europe and help drive our efforts to grow our operations to serve our customers. His talent, work ethic and friendly nature will guide his efforts and the team every day."
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity and see a new chapter opening in my life. We aim to extend the HOTSTART brand, quality and excellence in the EMEA and APAC regions from our regional offices,” said Mitsuomi Nakamura.
Mr. Nakamura will be based out of the HOTSTART GmbH office starting in January 2017 and plans to travel between Germany and Japan to work with both teams on strategic growth plans for key diesel engine heating markets including backup generator sets, marine and heavy duty machinery.