Takeuchi has announced several changes to the company’s worldwide management structure as well as the membership of its board of directors.
The changes were approved during Takeuchi’s annual shareholder meeting held May 28.
Clay Eubanks, current president of Takeuchi US, will relocate to the company’s headquarters in Japan to assume the role of director of global sales and will have the responsibility for overseeing global machine and parts sales. As well, Eubanks has also been appointed vice chairman of the board of Takeuchi US.
New Takeuchi US president
With the departure of Eubanks, Jeff Stewart has been named as the next president of Takeuchi US. Stewart is currently vice president of operations at Takeuchi US and has served in numerous management roles in his extensive career with the company, from regional business manager to product support manager. As a result of his decades of experience, Stewart is very well qualified for this new role and brings a depth of knowledge necessary to lead Takeuchi’s U.S. operations.
“I am excited for what lies ahead for Takeuchi,” Eubanks said in a letter to Takeuchi US dealers. “There are many good things happening at Takeuchi, and I know all of our staff here in the U.S. and around the world are committed to taking the company to the next level over the coming months. I look forward to seeing Jeff implement his vision for Takeuchi US.”
Takeuchi also announced Hiroshi Yokoyama will become a member of the global board of directors. He currently serves as an executive officer and as general manager of the company’s research and development department. The addition of Yokoyama brings experience of machinery and the product development cycle to the board to assist in strategic decision making at the top levels of the company.
New parts centre
Takeuchi also announced plans to establish a European parts centre in the Netherlands. In conjunction with the new parts centre, a European Support office will be established in Germany to support parts customers throughout Europe.
There are plans to expand the technical support roles of this office in the future. Both facilities should be operational early in 2021.