At the turn of the year 2018/2019, TOA Electronics Europe GmbH completed a change in management. Wolfgang Pein replaced Toshio Sakata as Managing Director and took over main responsibility for the EMEA region, as well as for sales in the DACH region and Poland. Toshio Sakata, with his many years of experience as a director, will remain in the company management team and will continue to lead all activities in Russia. Over in France it’s also been a time of change. Charlet Dadoun, the director and head of the French office, retired after several decades as an employee of TOA. His role was filled by the former Export Sales Manager, Volker Scheid, who will additionally be responsible for France and the Benelux countries and will complete the management team trio.
"The new leadership is completely characterised by continuity on the one hand and renewal on the other," explains Wolfgang Pein. "TOA Corporation usually sends Japanese managing directors to its subsidiaries. At TOA Electronics Europe GmbH, we are breaking with this pattern - very consciously and deliberately. By handing over the position of Managing Director to an employee from Europe, the company is strengthening its proximity to its customers – and is nevertheless relying on the international orientation of TOA Electronics Europe GmbH, as the new management brings to the table many years of experience in the entire EMEA region.
All in all, top management has been rejuvenated considerably and thus laid the foundation for optimal success in the future – stable conditions are in place on which further growth of the company can be built. In particular, Wolfgang Pein sees his employees as a guarantee for the healthy development of the company:
"TOA Electronics Europe GmbH is growing steadily and sustainably. Our success forms the healthy basis for the further expansion of our activities, for example through personnel development in sales and product management – thus we are facing up to the future tasks of the industry: AI, IoT and CyberSecurity. We continue to place value on our employees arriving successfully at TOA, being optimally trained and certified so that they can develop confidence in their skills and their position at the company. This confidence in our expertise is the basis for working with our customers and distributors. This principle applies to the entire TOA Corporation worldwide. It has led us well up to now and will continue to play an important role in the future."