Tokyo, Japan, – January 23, 2009 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, announced today that its board of directors has named Tomihisa Kamada president, co-chief executive officer and a representative director of the company, effective February 1, 2009. Kamada is currently executive vice president, chief technology officer and director of the board for ACCESS.
Toru Arakawa, the current president, chief executive officer and representative director will assume the newly-created office of chairman, subject to approval at the annual stockholders’ meeting on April 21, 2009. Arakawa will remain CEO and a representative director.
Arakawa and Kamada co-founded ACCESS CO., LTD. in 1984. Their appointment as co-CEOs and representative directors strengthens ACCESS’ management organization in line with the company’s drive to grow and expand business operations worldwide.
ACCESS also announced today that executive director and chief operating officer Toshiya Yasui will succeed Tomihisa Kamada as executive vice president while retaining his current posts. Nobuya Murofushi is assigned as senior executive officer and will remain chief financial officer. Koichi Narasaki has been appointed senior executive officer and chief strategy officer for ACCESS, and will retain his current position of CEO of IP Infusion Inc., an ACCESS company and provider of intelligent network software for Next Generation Networks equipment manufacturers and converged IP service providers. Kunihiro Ishiguro has been named senior executive officer, CTO and chief information officer for ACCESS. Ishiguro will remain CTO of IP Infusion.
Kiyoyasu Oishi will become CEO of Sunnyvale, CA-based ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. responsible for operations in the US, Canada and Latin America markets. Oishi is currently COO for the Americas operation; he will remain executive officer and SVP of marketing for ACCESS.
All changes are effective as of February 1, 2009.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, Garnet™ OS and ACCESS Linux Platform™, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com/.
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