MARCH 29--Kenji Yoneda, president of CCS (Kyoto, Japan), has announced a strategic initiative for CCS, a leader in machine-vision lighting products. The board of directors has approved a complete realignment of the European and American subsidiaries, CCS Europe Inc. and CCS America Inc., respectively. The goal is to reposition CCS as the major global company with a commanding presence in the International market. Yoneda will assume the presidency of each subsidiary and will assign the overview of this project to a newly formed corporate planning department now under the direction Hirooki Wada, executive managing director.
To implement this strategy, Yoneda has hired J. Marcel Laflamme of Siemens (formerly RVSI/NER) as executive vice president of CCS Global Business, effective March 20, 2006. Laflamme, with 14 years of experience in the machine-vision lighting market, will help to manage the American market and the European market during this fiscal year and will eventually control all of the global affiliated companies as general manager of Global business operations for CCS.
Wada will assist this implementation from headquarters in Japan and will develop the corporate backup and support for this international marketing and sales effort.