Hirose Electric Americas has named Mark Kojak as President & COO of Hirose Americas, effective June 1, 2023. Mark has been with Hirose Electric for five years, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. Mark replaces Shinya (Sid) Tono, who will be returning to Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. Japan and will assume a new leadership role in the organization.

“Throughout his career at Hirose, Mark has established an excellent track record of leading our organization to deliver record breaking results for the Americas. His in-depth industry knowledge and experience with Hirose’s long-term business strategies are just a fraction of the executive assets he can rely on to achieve our ambitious goals,” said Sid Tono. “With the promotion of Mark, I am confident that Hirose Americas will continue to realize accelerated growth under his leadership.”  

“I am blessed and honored to assume the role of President and COO at Hirose Electric Americas. The Americas team has established itself as the gold standard within the global Hirose Electric Group, and we will continue to elevate ourselves to continuing that mission,” said Mark Kojak. “I look forward to working with our employees, customers and strategic business partners to bring an even higher standard to the electronics industry, and we will continue to look for ways to drive constant improvement in all aspects of our business.”

Hirose Electric Americas was established in 1980 to better serve the Americas. Hirose Electric offers more than 50,000 products, with new products accounting for more than 30% of sales. In keeping with Hirose’s commitment to quality, Hirose Electric Americas was certified as a QS9000 company in November of 2000 and continues to be certified ISO 9001:2015.

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Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnect solutions within the high technology industry, with sales of over $1.5 billion to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries including industrial, medical, telecommunications, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric’s corporate website at www.hirose.com