OKI Data Americas Welcomes Akio Samata as Executive Vice President and CFO
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ—April 2, 2014—OKI Data Americas announces the appointment of Akio Samata to executive vice president and CFO, effective immediately. In this role, Samata is responsible for finance, human resources, legal affairs, facilities and information systems at OKI Data Americas based in Mount Laurel, NJ. Also a member of OKI Data Americas board of directors, Samata replaces Kazutaka Onodera, who returns to OKI Data Corp. in Japan after having served as CFO for OKI Data Americas since July 2009.
Most recently, Samata held the position of general manager of corporate services for Oki Data Americas. In the four years prior, Samata served as the general manager for the finance and control divisions of OKI Data within Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. Samata also served as the general manager of accounting for OKI Data Manufacturing in Lamphun, Thailand for six years. Samata joined Oki Electric Industry, Ltd. of Japan in April of 1985, and has more than 28 years with the Oki organization.
“With nearly 30 years of service within the Oki organization, Akio Samata has demonstrated tremendous knowledge and skill in finance and management,” said Masahiko Morioka, president and CEO of Oki Data Americas. “OKI Data Americas is pleased to welcome Samata as executive vice president and CFO. We look forward to his contributions to the company’s continued success and profitable growth.”
Samata graduated from Chou University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
About OKI Data Americas
OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corp. of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI brand, including digital color and monochrome printers and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts and production and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor Series digital production printers. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide-range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance.
OKI Data offers a broad portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer’s needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company’s innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $4.9 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2012 financial reporting. Keeping its customers’ needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR certified products.