Charlie Takeuchi has been named president and CEO of Sullair, the air compressor manufacturer, effective immediately.
Jack Carlson retired as president and CEO on 31 March, having served in his position from November 2016 until stepping down.
Takeuchi takes the leadership job after serving as chief operating officer and executive vice president since July 2017. In that role, he managed integration efforts between Sullair and Hitachi, along with the day-to-day global operations of Sullair.
Prior to joining Sullair, Takeuchi held numerous leadership positions at Hitachi divisions including Industrial Equipment and Components Group, Industrial Equipment Systems Co, LTD.
“I am honoured to assume the role of CEO and to lead Sullair through its next phase of growth,” said Takeuchi.
“I look forward to continuing to work with the team to build on our company’s history of delivering great products, while working to better meet our customer’s needs through product transformation and digitisation.”
Hitachi said that under Carlson’s leadership Sullair substantially grew in sales, market share and profitability. In addition, he led Sullair through the company’s acquisition from private equity owner Accudyne Industries to Hitachi in April 2017.
Carlson noted, “It was a tremendous honour to serve as CEO of Sullair alongside our dedicated employees around the globe. Sullair has a 55-year legacy of delivering reliability, durability and performance to our customers.
”As Charlie takes over, I am confident that Sullair will continue its growth trajectory as he and the team build on this strong foundation.”