Hochiki is set to make new investments in its people to support the Middle East, Africa, and European regions in order to develop the expertise they can bring to their customers in 2022 and beyond.
Shinsuke Kubo, previously Hochiki’s Managing Director for the Middle East operation based out of Dubai will take up the role of Commercial Director for Hochiki Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. This new role will be based out of the UK head office in Gillingham, Kent, with regular visits to the Middle East, where he will continue to play a key role in the strategic development of this region and remain as a board Director.
With a desire for an efficient operation, he has already set up his key team with David Brown as Product Manager and Robert Head as Commercial Product Manager, who between them bring over 40 years’ experience of working with Hochiki and within fire safety.
Shinsuke Kubo said: “I have enjoyed a fantastic career with Hochiki for the last 28 years (Japan 17 years, US 7 years and Dubai 4 years) and have gained experience of the industry and our customers across the globe, so I am excited to start here in the UK. My focus will be on learning more about the market here in the UK and across Europe, including exports, in more detail and I’m looking forward to meeting with our customers to learn directly from them on how we can improve our products and services.”