Management Team

We at Gigaphoton welcome the 16th fiscal year since ours foundation. We will aim at further growth with this management team, which has been appointed taking this opportunity to ensure Gigaphoton’s position as market leader of the excimer laser business as well as to accelerate the development of next-generation EUV light sources.

Hitoshi Tomaru Photo

President & CEO

Hitoshi Tomaru

Hitoshi Tomaru was appointed President and CEO in April 2012.
After joining Komatsu in 1982, he served as General Manager of the Excimer Laser Development Division in 2000 before joining Gigaphoton. Tomaru participated in founding Gigaphoton inc. and has served in a number of management positions, including General Manager of the Development Division, General Manager of the Production Division, President of Gigaphoton USA, and General Manager of the Sales Division. He has experience in all phases of Gigaphoton’s business related to our corporate mission “To be the No.1 provider of advanced technology and quality products”.
He will continue his dedication to fully work on building closer and more reliable relationships with our customers as well as our suppliers to achieve our corporate mission.

Interview


Hakaru Mizoguchi Photo

Vice President & CTO

Hakaru Mizoguchi

Hakaru Mizoguchi was appointed Vice President and CTO in April 2012.
After joining Komatsu in 1982, he was fully involved in development of the CO2 laser. For two years he worked on research of excimer laser technology as a guest researcher at the Max Planck Research Institute in Göttingen, Germany. Then he obtained a doctorate from Kyushu University, and in 1998 was appointed General Manager of Laser Research Department, Research Center, where he played a central role in research on excimer lasers in Japan.
Mizoguchi has been a part of Gigaphoton’s management since its founding, serving as General Manager of the Research Division, General Manager of the Development Division, General Manager of Customer Support Division, and Director and CTO. He has promoted research and development of the KrF, ArF, and F2 laser light sources and of EUV light sources for photolithography.
He will continue to promote the development of Gigaphoton’s leading-edge technologies.
Member of SPIE, the Laser Society of Japan, and the Japan Society of Applied Physics

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Hideichi Sato Photo

Director
Senior Executive Officer

Hideichi Sato

Hideichi Sato was appointed Director in June 2011. Sato joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1983 where he was in charge of a wide range of tasks including R&D and sales. Sato has been with the management team of Gigaphoton since its foundation and also served as General Manager of Product Planning Division, General Manager of Corporate Planning and Management Division, General Manager of General Administration Division, and General Manager of Corporate Planning Division. He is currently responsible for  Sales,  Customer service, Quality Assurance and Singapore Branch .

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Katsumi Uranaka

Director
Senior Executive Officer

Katsumi Uranaka

Katsumi Uranaka was appointed Director in June 2012. Uranaka joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1984 where he was in charge of manufacturing engineering of construction machinery components. After foundation of Gigaphoton, he served as a General Manager of the Production Division and General Manager of the Global Subsidiaries Management Division. Currently He is the General Manager of Corporate Planning Division and is responsible for  Corporate Planning , General Administration and Production.

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Satoru Tanaka

Director
Senior Executive Officer

Satoru Tanaka

Satoru Tanaka was appointed Director in June 2015. Tanaka joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1980, where he was in charge of accounting, finance, management and served as General Manager of Accounting Division. From July 2015, he was appointed General Manager of Control Division and is responsible for  Finance.