【MCO-I】Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Announces Change in Leadership


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) wishes to announce the retirement of its President and Chairman of the Board, Gampa Bhat and the appointment of Masanori Kobayashi to the position of President and Chairman of the Board of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation. Mr. Kobayashi will report to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Kobayashi started his career with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in 1982 as a Compressor Design Engineer in the company’s machinery division. During his time with MHI, Mr. Kobayashi rose to General Manager of Machinery in Europe and contributed to the establishment of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO). He was reassigned to MCO in 2010 as General Manager of Business Development. He has since held positions as General Manager of Engineering & Design and most recently General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing, based out of Japan.

Mr. Kobayashi brings to MCO-I extensive knowledge and experience in compressor applications and design, which will further contribute to our goal of expanding our footprint in the North and South America compressor markets.

In his inaugural speech to MCO-I’s employees, Mr. Kobayashi affirmed “Building on the experience and knowledge gained during my career at MHI/MCO, I will oversee MCO-I’s transition into the next phase of growth in the Western Hemisphere, making full use of our new state-of-the-art Pearland manufacturing and service center. MCO-I will continue to nurture and grow its legacy as a best-in-class Manufacturer that our Clients in the Americas can rely on for superior turbomachinery products and unmatched technical support”.

MCO-I welcomes Mr. Kobayashi and thanks Mr. Bhat for his leadership and vision. As a founding member of MCO-I in 2012, Mr. Bhat lead the MCO-I efforts in securing major new equipment orders in the Ethylene, Fertilizer and LNG markets in support of the shale gas boom in North America. His vision led to the construction of MCO-I’s world class manufacturing facility in Pearland, Texas. The “Pearland Works” opened in the Spring of 2015 and provides packaging, service, repair, storage and reverse engineering in support of all makes and models of Turbomachinery. Mr. Bhat has retired effective March 31, 2016 and Mr. Kobayashi joined MCO-I effective April 1, 2016.