Primetals Technologies has appointed Satoru Iijima as CEO and Chairman, effective April 1, 2018. He succeeds current CEO and Chairman, Yasukuni Yamasaki, who will continue to serve as a Director of the Board.
Iijima began his career with Mitsubishi Corporation in 1986 in the Heavy Machinery Department in Tokyo. From 1990 to 2014, he held project development, export business and Machinery Systems management positions at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Dusseldorf, and Chicago. Starting 2015 he served as President and CEO of Primetals Technologies USA LLC, a group company of Primetals Technologies, Limited.