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 17, 2018. Isamu Kikuchi, Porite Corporation, retired as president of the association and was succeeded by Yoichi Inoue, Fine Sinter Co., Ltd.
Following his retirement from the presidency, Kikuchi remains a permanent member of the JPMA board. The current association members are as follows:
Yoichi Inoue, Fine Sinter Co., Ltd.
Permanent Board Members
Tetsuya Hayashi, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd
Fumio Tsurumak,i Diamet Corporation
Shigeki Katogi, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
Ryosuke Horie, Jfe Steel Corporation
Shuzo Sonoda, Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd.
Junichi Takahashi, Iwaki Diecast Co., Ltd.
Mikio Fujiwara, Tungaloy Corporation
Hiroshi Takahashi, Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd.
Masayoshi Nishimura, Fukuisinter Co., Ltd.
Shinichi Kondo, Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Yoshiaki Mori, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
Atsushi Nagano, Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
Masanori Kishima, Nippon Atomized Metal Powders Corporation
Carl-gustav Eklund, Höganäs Japan K.K.
Katsuhiko Nomura, Mitsubishi Materials Techno Corporation
Toshiharu Takahashi, Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
Yuichi Miyagawa, Mitsubishi Materials Techno Corporation