Mitsubishi Electric Automation names new key leadership personnel

Mike Edwards   

People in Process appointments Milton Coleman Mitsubishi Electric Automation

Milton Coleman (left) and Katsutoshi Urabe.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEAU) has appointed new executive personnel in a series of hires and promotions to serve the Americas.

Milton Coleman has been named vice president of sales and will report to the company’s America´s regional headquarters in Vernon Hills, IL, and Scott Summerville, MEAU president and CEO. In his new position, Coleman will have responsibility for all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing MEAU´s sales strategy and achieving sales targets to enable significant profitable growth of product, service and solution sales.

Coleman comes to MEAU with 27 years of experience in the automation industry, including a 23-year career with Bosch Rexroth. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.

Also named is Katsutoshi Urabe as SVP of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. A 24-year Mitsubishi veteran, he will be based in the company´s America´s regional headquarters in Vernon Hills and report to Summerville.

Ken Innami

Lastly, Mitsubishi Electric Automation has named Ken Innami as VP of Business Development and will report to Scott Summerville. Also a 24-year Mitsubishi veteran, Innami will be responsible for providing leadership, management, and vision necessary to execute the company´s vertical strategy to increase market share and deliver sustained profitable growth in select strategic vertical industries.

Innami received his Master of Engineering in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada is located in Markham, ON.

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