Seita Hagihara Takes Over as President of Yokogawa Europe

Amersfoort, The Netherlands - January 2, 2024

Yokogawa Europe B.V.

Yokogawa Europe B.V. announces that Seita Hagihara has been appointed as the new president of the Yokogawa regional headquarters for Europe as of January 1. Hagihara succeeds Takayuki Matsubara, who will be moving into the role of CEO in Yokogawa Group company KBC.

After studying Economics & Geography at the University College of London, Hagihara began his career as a sales engineer at Yokogawa Electric Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Today, 49-year-old Seita Hagihara can look back on 26 years of experience in various roles, ranging from sales to finance and global major account management, working at the Japanese global, European, and North American regional headquarters.

In 2021, Hagihara was appointed vice president of System Sales & Sales Operation at Yokogawa Corporation of America. Based in Texas, his responsibilities included leading system sales, business development, proposals, and sales operations from Canada to Central America, as well as supervisory management of Yokogawa Mexico. In addition, he led the regional Energy & Sustainability business.

With effect from January 1, 2024, Seita Hagihara will be in overall charge of managing Yokogawa’s operations in Europe from the Yokogawa Europe headquarters in The Netherlands.

“I am incredibly excited to return to Europe after almost a decade and truly honored to be the new President of Yokogawa in Europe where I will be devoting all my energies to working with customers to help them achieve their sustainability and business goals. Over the last two years, the European region has continued to experience its fair share of challenges. These include the climate crisis and high domestic energy costs affecting the daily lives of all Europeans and also industry.

At Yokogawa, we strive to contribute with solutions, in line with Yokogawa’s Purpose, a statement that reads, ‘Utilizing our ability to measure and connect, we fulfill our responsibilities for the future of our planet.’

My goal is to support Yokogawa’s growth as the leading company in decarbonization and energy efficiency, boosting the competitiveness of European manufacturing.”
(Seita Hagihara, President of Yokogawa Europe)

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About Yokogawa

Yokogawa provides advanced solutions in the areas of measurement, control, and information to customers across a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and food. Yokogawa addresses customer issues regarding the optimization of production, assets, and the supply chain with the effective application of digital technologies, enabling the transition to autonomous operations.

Founded in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa continues to work toward a sustainable society through its 17,500 employees in a global network of 129 companies spanning 60 countries.

About Yokogawa Europe B.V.

The European headquarters of Yokogawa were founded in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1982. Throughout Europe, Yokogawa has its own sales, service, and engineering operations. This dedicated network has been extended to Central and East Europe to further enhance the coverage and support associated with serving the process control and automation marketplace.

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