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Rochester Electronics Japan – Update

Posted By Jolene Tuley on Jun 2, 2016

Globally headquartered in Newburyport, MA, Rochester Electronics is the world’s most comprehensive semiconductor lifecycle solution. Adding to our capabilities, we are happy to announce not only is our Japan business growing significantly, so is our Japan Team to support our continued progress.

Uchikoba-san, our new Strategic Account Manager, joined us as of May 1st. Uchikoba-san came from Fuji-Electronics, our longtime Distribution Partner, previously he and Fujikawa-san worked together at Analog Devices. Together with Fujikawa-san,  Uchikoba-san shall be working to significantly develop our business within the Japanese OEM Market, directly and in tandem with valued Distribution Partners.

Fujimoto-san joined Rochester in October 2015 and supports RE Japan from our APAC Headquarters in Singapore from an Inside Sales Representative perspective. She recently visited the Japan office to participate in face-to-face meetings with our Japan team members as well as all of our Distribution Partners she supports with daily interaction.

Pictured below is the entire Japan team in our office at Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo along with Colin Strother who visited this past May to continue to drive business progress, meet the team and participate in QBR’s with Distribution Partners.  The Japanese Market is very unique with 100% of sales transacting through Distribution Partners, as such we have a selection of Partners to cover all aspects of the market,  OEM, EMS and e-Commerce.

Top row left to right: Saori Fujimoto, Inside Sales Representative; Colin Strother, VP Sales & Marketing; Shingo Uchikoba, Strategic Account Manager; Bottom Row: Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Sales Director, Japan; Masaru Nakayama, Managing Director, Japan; Tomotoshi Hadano, Senior Manager, Q&A Field Engineer

“We have made enormous progress in our Asia business over the last year with Japan playing a big part of this,  the opportunities ahead for us to better serve our Customers and Supply Partners has never been greater,  it’s thanks to the hard work,  acumen and commitment to our Team that we are able to make this progress and strive towards future goals.  I fully expect both our Team and results in Japan to continue to grow at an accelerated pace.” - Colin Strother

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