Press Releases


April 28, 2009

Kurita Water Industries Announces Company President Changeover

Kurita Water Industries today announced that its Board of Directors, at a board meeting on April 28, 2009, informally approved the director appointments detailed below.
These director appointments are expected to be formalized at the 73rd annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for June 26, 2009, and the subsequent board meeting.

(and representative director)
Hiroshi Saito (Currently President (and representative director) of Kuritaz Co., Ltd.)
Chairman of the Board Hiroshi Fujino (Currently President (and representative director) of Kurita Water Industries Ltd.)

Supplementary material

  1. Reason for company president changeover
    Kurita Water Industries launched its new medium-term management plan, titled MP-11 (Make Progress 2011), in April this year, and will celebrate its 60th anniversary since inception in July. The new appointment capitalizes on the opportunity offered by this major turning point to propel the Kurita Group to even greater success with renewed spirit.
  2. Incoming president’s objectives
    The incoming president will take charge of the business base that past company presidents forged for the Kurita Group, and strive to put into practice the Kurita’s corporate philosophy: "Study the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and man are in harmony." In doing so, he will do his utmost to earn the trust and meet the expectations of Kurita’s clients and shareholders as well as society at large. Under the MP-11 (Make Progress 2011) medium-term management plan, which was launched in April 2009, he will also work to further expand Kurita’s service business and global business, which developed solidly over the six years that current President Hiroshi Fujino stewarded them, and he will strive to see the objectives laid out in MP-11 fully achieved.
  3. Career summary of incoming president
Place of birth Osaka prefecture
Current domicile Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa prefecture
Date of birth January 9, 1947 (62 years old)
Most recent education March 1971
Graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Employment history
  April 1971
Joined Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
April 1993
General Manager, Electric Power Design Department, Electric Power Division, Facilities Business
Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
June 1999
General Manager of Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Division
Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
June 2003
Managing Director
General Manager of Corporate Planning Division
Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
April 2006
Managing Director
General Manager of 2nd Facilities Division
Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
June 2007
Resigned from Kurita Water Industries
Appointed President and CEO of Kuritaz Co., Ltd.
June 2009
To be appointed President of Kurita Water Industries Ltd.