OKI Data Americas announces the appointment of Akio Samata to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (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, New Jersey. Also a member of OKI Data Americas, Inc.
Board of Directors, Samata replaces Kazutaka Onodera, who returns to OKI Data Corporation 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, Inc. In the four years prior, Samata served as the General Manager for the Finance and Control divisions of OKI Data Corporation 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 Co., Ltd. of Japan in April of 1985, and has more than 28 years with the Oki organization. “With nearly thirty years of service within the Oki organization, Akio Samata has demonstrated tremendous knowledge and skill in finance and management,” said Masahiko Morioka, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oki Data Americas, Inc. “OKI Data Americas is pleased to welcome Samata as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. We look forward to his contributions to the company’s continued success and profitable growth.”