The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) announced at its General Assembly that Mr Tetsuo Ito of Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd will take over as President of the association from Mr Kazuyoshi Tsunoda.
The JPMA also reported a number of changes to its board at the General Assembly held on May 23. The new structure now comprises of the following members:
Mr Tetsuo Ito Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
Permanent Board Members:
Mamoru Moritani, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Yoshiyasu Iino, Diamet Corporation
Yoichi Inoue, Fine Sinter Co., Ltd.
Isamu Kikuchi, Porite Corporation
Isao Takagi Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Carl-Gustav Eklund, Höganäs Japan K.K.
Junichi Takahashi Iwaki, Diecast Co.,Ltd.
Masaaki Matsumoto, Tungaloy Corporation
Kiyonari Nakai, Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd.
Masayoshi Nishimura, Fukuisinter Co., Ltd.
Akihiko Hamano, JFE Steel Corporation
Atsumi Hatano, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
Atsushi Nagano, Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
Masakatsu Sato, Nippon Atomized Metal Powders Corporation
Syuzou Sonoda, Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd.
Kazuaki Kusakari, Mitsubishi Materials Techno Corporation
Akihiko Tajima, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.