Ebara Corp, a Japanese pump manufacturer, has established two new departments and appointed a new executive officer to promote the company’s business innovation and digital transformation.
The company has set up a Business Innovation Department and a Global Procurement and SCM Strategy Department under its Operations Innovation Division. Working towards the goals of Ebara’s E-Plan 2022, the move will develop strategies and systems to strengthen the company’s global business operations, optimize the procurement system and reduce costs.
Hiroyuki Kowase, general manager of the Information and Communication System Division, has been appointed as an executive officer of the company. Kowase has extensive experience in digital transformation including ERP, which will be introduced company-wide. Kowase is the first Ebara officer recruited externally. He joined the company 2018 after serving as Senior Corporate Executive and Information System Department Chief Information Officer & General Manager at Lixil Corp.
Michael Lordi, who is responsible for Ebara’s Compressors and Turbines Business, has also been appointed as an executive officer. Lordi is Ebara’s first-ever non-Japanese officer.
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