JPMA announces new president and board structure

June 11, 2020

Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has been announced as the new president of the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (Courtesy JPMA)

The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA), based in Tokyo, Japan, has announced the election of a new president and the appointment of a number of new board members at its General Assembly, May 18, 2020. Yoichi Inoue, Fine Sinter Co., Ltd., retired as president of the association and was succeeded by Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Following his retirement from the presidency, Inoue remains a permanent member of the JPMA board. The current association membership is as follows:


Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd

Permanent Board Members

Yoichi Inoue, Fine Sinter Co., Ltd.

Fumio Tsurumaki, Diamet Corporation

Shigeo Aoki, Porite Corporation

Hiroyasu Narukawa, Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Carl-Gustav Eklund, Höganäs Japan K.K.

Shuzo Sonoda, Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd. 

Board members

Junichi Takahashi, Iwaki Diecast Co.,Ltd.

Akihiro Matsunaga, NTN Advanced Materials Corporation

Takashi, Suzuki NAPAC Co., Ltd.

Masayoshi Nishimura, Fukuisinter Co., Ltd.

Soichiro Nakai, JFE Steel Corporation

Yoshiaki Mori, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.

Atsushi Nagano, Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.

Jiro Bando, Nippon Atomized Metal Powders Corporation

Katsuhiko Nomura, Mitsubishi Materials Techno Corporation 

Executive Director

Yoshio Uetsuki 


Yasushi Mori, Nippon Atomized Metal Powders Corporation

Yuichi Miyagawa, Mitsubishi Materials Techno Corporation

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