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Kitagawa-NorthTech Announces Changes and Promotions

Dale Anderson

Shawn Luschei

Ryosuke Yatsunami

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. has announced some changes to its sales organization, realigning its inside and outside sales teams for the company. "The recent reorganization with the sales teams was done to improve operational efficiency and to better serve its valued North American customers," said a company spokesperson. The following announcements and promotions were made reflecting these changes.

Shawn Luschei is promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Luschei worked for the company for 17 years from 1994 to 2011, and then rejoined the company in 2017 as senior sales manager. In this leadership role, Luschei will manage and direct inside and outside sales teams, as well as the company's Productivity Team (P) and Customer Service group. The "P" Team is Kitagawa-NorthTech's in-house group of engineers and project managers who are responsible for designing, engineering and manufacturing custom workholding solutions for part specific machining projects.

Dale Anderson is promoted to Inside Sales Manager. In his new role, Anderson will have direct responsibility for leading the Inside Sales and Customer service teams for Kitagawa-NorthTech. Like Luschei, Anderson also previously worked for Kitagawa-NorthTech for nine years before returning to the company in 2018. Throughout his career, Anderson has served the company in many roles and capacities including inside sales, regional sales manager, project management and engineering management. He will report to Luschei, VP of Sales and Marketing. Luschei said, "Dale is a workholding, machining and chuck expert. He is extremely technical and versed in workholding technology which makes him excellent at providing customers solutions that address and solve their workholding requirements. In addition, with his extensive knowledge of workholding and chucks, he will help mentor our inside sales team and staff."

Previously serving as inside sales manager for the company, Ryosuke Yatsunami has been promoted to Business Development Manager. In this new position, Yatsunami will operate in a few different management and sales capacities. He will focus on supporting KNI's strategic growth initiatives including, rotary table new product launches, key accounts management, while maintaining relationships with strategic vendors in Japan. Ryosuke will also be responsible for developing and supporting sales for Kitagawa-NorthTech's New Mexico operation.

For more information contact:

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

301 E. Commerce Drive

Schaumburg, IL 60173


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