Kiyoshi Okazoe is President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Okazoe assumed the position in October 2016 after holding several leadership roles over a 40-year career at MHI. This position is Okazoe’s fifth posting in the U.S. with MHI, for a total of over 13 years of operating in the U.S. Since joining MHI, Okazoe has assumed increasing responsibilities across MHI’s businesses and brings an understanding of all elements of the value chain from engineering through design, including experience in procurement, construction, project management and manufacturing.
Over the past nearly 40 years, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America has not only learned how to survive, but how to thrive by implementing the process-oriented Japanese approach to the U.S. business culture.
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