Hidetoshi Shinada has been appointed chairperson of photonic printing specialist DataLase to drive collaboration and integration with Sato Group.
An international print specialist, Shinada has joined DataLase from Sato to bring greater integration between the two companies and oversee strategic alignment and development.
Shinada worked for Cyberdyne for four years and then joined Sato Holdings Corporation in September 2018. Prior to this, he held a number of roles within Fujifilm for a period extending over 30 years. His roles included overseeing research and development at Fujifilm Electronic Imaging, chief technology officer and executive vice president at Fujifilm Dimatix, as well as general manager of advanced marking research laboratories at Fujifilm Corporation.
Shinada said: ‘I’m delighted to join DataLase and look forward to using my extensive knowledge of the print sector to fuel the company’s alliance with Sato. As chairman, I aim to leverage my invaluable network of contacts to build on the strong USP of DataLase’s technology to generate future growth.’
Andrew Wragg, CEO at DataLase, said: ‘His vast experience and innate passion for the industry make him the ideal chairman. He possesses the required business acumen and technical knowledge to ensure the relationship’s success and we firmly believe his appointment will be an asset to both our clients and the DataLase brand.’