Management Team

Gigaphoton is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Under its management system, Gigaphoton will expand its excimer laser business to new fields, while retaining its position as industry leader in excimer lasers for lithography, and developing EUV light sources, the next generation of lithographic light sources. With these three projects, Gigaphoton’s goal is to keep growing, together with its customers and suppliers.

 

Katsumi Uranaka

President & Chief Executive Officer

Katsumi Uranaka

【Appointed as President  in April 2017】

Katsumi Uranaka joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1984 where he was in charge of manufacturing and engineering. After the foundation of Gigaphoton, he served as General Manager of the Production Division, and was later appointed as a director in June 2012. He then served as General Manager of the Global Subsidiaries Management Division and General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division. Currently, he is actively working in line with the company’s principle of “providing products with the best technology and quality.” His goal is for Gigaphoton to continue to grow together with stakeholders.

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Tatsuo Enami

Director
Senior Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Tatsuo Enami

【Appointed as a director in June 2017】

Tatsuo Enami joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1996. Since Gigaphoton was founded, he has contributed to its growth as General Manager of the Marketing Division and General Manager of the Sales Division. Currently, he is in charge of corporate planning, laser processing, SSI, sales, customer support, production, manufacturing and engineering, and the Singapore Branch, and is also involved in managing the company.

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Takashi Saitou

Director
Senior Executive Officer & Chief Technical Officer

Takashi Saito

【Appointed as a director in June 2017】

Takashi Saito was transferred from Ushio Inc. to Gigaphoton in 2000 when the company was founded, and served as Deputy General Manager of the Development Division and General Manager of the Customer Support Division. He joined Gigaphoton in 2010, and has served as General Manager of the EUV Development Division since 2012, working on the development of leading-edge technologies that support the future of the company. Currently, he is in charge of quality assurance, research, advanced light source research, laser development, intellectual property and customer support engineening. He is also involved in managing the company.

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Noriaki Tomimuro

Director
Senior Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Noriaki Tomimuro

【Appointed as a director in June 2019】

Noriaki Tomimuro joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1982, where, after gaining experience as Director and Finance Manager of Komatsu Brazil, as well as Director, CFO and Vice President of Komatsu Indonesia, he served as General Manager of the Accounting Division and Director of the Audit Office, etc. Currently, he is in charge of control, general affairs and reform, and is also involved in managing the company.


Hakaru Mizoguchi Photo

Senior Fellow

Hakaru Mizoguchi

 【Appointed as a Senior Fellow in June 2020】

Hakaru Mizoguchi joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1982. He first engaged in the development of CO2 lasers, and for two years from 1988, he conducted research on excimer lasers as a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science in Göttingen, Germany. Later, he received his doctorate from Kyushu University, and in 1988 became General Manager of the Research Division, Komatsu Ltd. He has been involved in management since the founding of Gigaphoton, and has served as General Manager of  Research Department, Development Department, CS Department, and as Vice President & CTO of the company. During this time, he conducted research and development of KrF lasers, ArF lasers, F2 lasers, and EUV light sources for exposure devices. As a Senior Fellow, he is currently working on the growth of Gigaphoton's technical research and nurturing the next generation.

SPIE Fellow, member of the Laser Society of Japan and the Japan Society of Applied Physics

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