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Topcon appoints global marketing chief

Livermore, US: Effective immediately, Ewout Korpershoek, formerly Managing Director of Topcon Europe Positioning (TEP), will join the Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) senior executive team as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for all marketing and product management functions at TPS and TEP. He was also named chairman of the TEP board of directors. He has been a member of TPS’ strategic management team and executive committee since July 2010.
Korpershoek has also been appointed to the executive committee of the positioning business unit of Topcon Corporation where he will be in charge of global marketing.
Tony Hirayama, currently CEO of Topcon Positioning Iberia / InlandGEO and a Director of TEP, will become the new Managing Director of TEP. Hirayama will also remain in his current positions.
Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of TPS and managing executive officer of Topcon Corporation, said, “Ewout’s management of TEP has seen it through both rapid growth and an austere economy. Ewout’s vast experience, creativity and keen judgment have provided the solid foundation for success. He will be reporting directly to me. Combined with his new responsibility for global marketing on the Topcon executive committee, we now have the opportunity to serve our many markets with a unified message and the strongest products worldwide.” 
About Tony Hirayama, O’Connor said, “His years at TPS, then at headquarters, then in Australia and Europe with precision agriculture, and as a director of TEP make him ideally equipped to lead TEP as we continue to add new markets and growth opportunities.”
Source: Topcon