Japanese healthcare company names Yonenaga president

The US subsidiary of Maruho Co. has promoted Hideo (Harry) Yonenaga to president of the Medical Packaging Machinery Division.

Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations’ (MHI) Medical Packaging Machinery Division distributes the Osaka-based blister packaging machines of the Japanese healthcare company, which have been modified to meet the demands of the US market. The machines are capable of handing a range of forming materials including PVC, PVDC, ACLAR, PP and PET and are suitable for packaging solids, powders, liquids or devices.

As president, Yonenaga will assume full business responsibility for the growth and expansion of MHI’s advanced line of blister packaging machines, which includes the EAGLE-Rx, the EAGLE-Uni, the EAGLE-Max, the EAGLE-Pro & EAGLE-Pro(s), and the EAGLE-Omni.

Prior to assuming the presidency, Yonenaga was general manager of MHI’s overseas business promotion division. Before joining MHI, he served as business division head for the Panasonic Corporation Storage Data Archive business and previous to that, served in the broadcast and AV production industry within Panasonic Corporation that include stints in Asia/Pacific and Europe.

“Yonenaga’s decades of experience developing sales in a variety of corporate settings make him an important asset to MHI,” said Tim Saarinen, chief operating officer for MHI. “We look forward expanding market share for our advanced blister packaging machinery under his leadership.”