FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., announces two major organizational changes, effective March 1, 2015: Tomoyoshi “John” Ueno was named Chairman; and Todd Croker was promoted to President, succeeding Mr. Ueno in this position. This change represents a transition in the company president’s role from a Japanese President to its first American President.
“This is an exciting time for FUJIFILM Manufacturing,” said Mr. Ueno. “Appointing an American president represents a strong vote of confidence in both the company and its leadership team from the Board of Directors. It will be a pleasure to watch FUJIFILM Manufacturing grow with this transition.”
“I am looking forward to the opportunities this transition presents for both FUJIFILM Manufacturing and me,” said Mr. Croker. “I am eager to see Fujifilm’s Greenwood manufacturing site grow and become more prosperous. We have the best employees, and with their help, we will remain a leading manufacturer.”
Croker has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and worked for Procter & Gamble for five years before coming to Fujifilm. He began his career with Fujifilm in Greenwood, South Carolina, more than twenty years ago as a member of the factory leadership team for the FUJIFILM QuickSnap™, one-time-use camera factory. Since then, he has held leadership roles in most of the factories on the Greenwood campus, and currently serves as the leader for Fujifilm’s North American Manufacturing Council.
With over twenty-five years of experience in production and operations management, he possesses technical expertise, product knowledge and managerial experience that will be beneficial to the continued successful operations of Fujifilm’s manufacturing complex in Greenwood.
FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. began manufacturing operations in South Carolina in 1988. The Greenwood manufacturing complex is currently comprised of five high technology manufacturing plants, and the largest Fujifilm distribution center in the world. The 500-acre complex is home to manufacturing for inkjet photo paper, digital and conventional pre-sensitized printing plates, QuickSnap one-time-use cameras, and color photographic paper. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and thin film coating technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.9 billion, at an exchange rate of 102 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.