Sharp Australia appoints Keiichi Katsuta as Managing Director

Published: 11 Jun 2014

Sharp Australia has appointed Keiichi “Kasey” Katsuta as Managing Director to oversee the overall control, strategic direction and management of all corporate operations in the Australian business.

Katsuta brings a wealth of experience to the role, gained through an impressive 32-year career with Sharp. Katsuta started with the company in his native Japan and has worked across several of Sharp’s overseas subsidiaries, holding key positions across the American, European and Asia Pacific markets.

Katsuta previously served as Unit Deputy General Manager for Emerging Business Opportunity Marketing Department in Japan. In this role he was responsible for the overall direction and management of new business development in overseas markets.

Speaking about his new position Katsuta said he was looking forward to the challenges of his new role.

“I am excited to be joining the Sharp Australia team. With new technologies emerging, it is my aim to make sure the company delivers in every area to build on the brand legacy in Australia,” he said.

Katsuta formally commences the role on June 16th, 2014.

Masashi Uchiyama, former Managing Director, has returned to Japan to take up a senior role with in Sharp’s Energy Solution business division.

In other news from Sharp, Joe Costantino has been appointed Deputy Managing Director effective immediately. Joe was previously Sharp Corporation Australia’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

“I look forward to working with Katsuta san and our business partners in taking Sharp forward in the Australian market” said Costantino.