Michio Miwa is leaving his position as president of Nikon UK, five years after he joined the company. His departure comes a little over two years since Nikon UK's general manager Simon Coleman quit before being replaced by John Walshe the following year.
"During [Miwa's] time here, the company has achieved dramatic growth in the imaging market, with significant increases in both sales and market share, despite facing major challenges, including the UK economic recession and two natural disasters in Japan and Thailand," reads a press statement issued this afternoon. "Miwa is to be thanked for his leadership and commitment to Nikon UK, and everyone at the company wishes him the very best of luck for the future."
Miwa will be replaced by Hidehiko Tanaka, manager of Nikon's Customer Relations Department. Tanaka has also been in charge of Nikon India. "Tanaka will take his post in mid-September to attend Photokina, and to meet some of the company's key customers and stakeholders," says Nikon UK.
The company's finance director, John Read, adds: "Michio has contributed a lot to Nikon UK over the last five years, and he will definitely be missed. However, we welcome Mr Tanaka to the business and are looking forward to continuing growth and success in the future with him [onboard]."
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