Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Announces Change in Leadership


HOUSTON, TX – April 7, 2017 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) today announced the appointment of Koji Otsuki as President and Chairman of the Board, effective April 1, 2017. He succeeds Masanori Kobayashi, who is appointed Senior Vice President with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO) in Hiroshima, Japan.

Mr. Otsuki began his career with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) in 1985 in the Heavy Machinery Department. Throughout his career with MC, Otsuki rose to manage various business areas including machinery, project development, and infrastructure and industrial finance. In his most recent role as General Manager of Environment Business, R&D Dept. , he was responsible for the cumulative business activities of the department and affiliate companies, reporting to world headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Otsuki brings to MCO-I a deep understanding of managing the activities of multiple departments and developing new business opportunities that expand upon current capabilities and create a strong presence in the market.

“I highly appreciate Mr. Kobayashi’s leadership and look forward to serving our customers through Pearland Works,” said Otsuki. “MCO-I will strive to become the premiere choice for customers in the turbomachinery industry. As an American company built on successful Japanese values, we offer customers a unique experience with unrivaled, best-in-class service and technology delivered with a humble, customer-first attitude.”

Otsuki is based at MCO-I’s North American sales and service headquarters, Pearland Works, located just south of Houston, TX.

About MCO-I

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International (MCO-I) is a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHI in Hiroshima, Japan, holds a 70% stake, with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) as a 30% joint venture partner. MCO-I provides new unit sales and customer service support out of Pearland Works, a state-of-the art sales, packaging, service, repair and storage facility backed by local sales, engineering, and operations experts.

About MC

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry, including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals and daily living essentials. MC’s current activities have expanded far beyond its traditional trading operations to include investments and business management in diverse fields including natural resources development, manufacturing of industrial goods, retail, new energy infrastructure, finance and new technology-related businesses.

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