SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has announced the appointment of J. Michael Fowler as the new General Manager of its International Business Division of SATO Corporation.
Mr. Fowler succeeds Kaz Matsuyama to become SATO Corporation’s first non-Japanese General Manager. While remaining President of SATO International America, Mr. Fowler will be based at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and will direct SATO Corporation’s international business strategies including sales and product development.
In conjunction with his new responsibilities, Mr. Fowler is also named Senior Executive Officer of SATO Corporation. His predecessor, Mr. Matsuyama, to whom Mr. Fowler will report, will now focus on corporate leadership as SATO Corporation’s Executive Vice President and COO.
"Mike has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, not only in delivering solid business performance, but also in establishing a corporate culture that is firmly grounded in what best defines the SATO business model and values," said Kaz Matsuyama. "He clearly represents the drive and commitment required to meet the ever-increasing demands of SATO’s global plans."