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Yaskawa Appoints New MD for Europe

27 June 2008

With effect from 1st of June 2008, Yaskawa Electric Europe GmbH appointed Mr Manfred Stern as its President and COO. The 52-year-old immediately takes on the role of a managing director and at the same time he is responsible for the strategic business of Yaskawa in Europe.

Manfred Stern
Manfred Stern

With effect from 1st of June 2008, Yaskawa Electric Europe GmbH says it has appointed Mr Manfred Stern as its President and COO. The 52-year-old immediately takes on the role of a managing director and at the same time he is responsible for the strategic business of Yaskawa in Europe.

Yaskawa Electric Europe says that, for the first time since the foundation of the European headquarters in 1980, a European is part of the top management team.

In this newly created position, he reports directly to the Chairman and CEO, Yoshikatsu Minami (49), who is now responsible for the European business of Yaskawa as well as Motoman. With the appointment of Manfred Stern, Yaskawa Electric strengthens its activities in European markets.


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