Big Kaiser has just announced a change at its executive level. Takuya Ichii will make way for Reto Adam.
As of 1 February, Reto Adam will take over the operational leadership at the company. Adam, Big Kaiser’s plant manager since 2015, was MD at Sulzer Markets and Technology AG prior to joining Big Kaiser. He brings along extensive management experience, professional competence and business knowledge. All qualities that back him to lead the Swiss-based company for high-precision tooling systems and solutions in the metalworking industry into the future, of which the Board of Directors is convinced.
"The change at the top should initiate the next round of strengthening the company,” says Takuya Ichii who will vacate his seat for Adam. Ichii added that the management handover to Adam will enable Big Kaiser to continue to promptly react to changing requirements of the agile market and remain the technology and market leader in the precision tooling sector.
Ichii, 40, who began his career in 2004 at Big Daishowa Seiki (BDS), parent company of Big Kaiser, moved to Switzerland in 2013. With his move and under his leadership, the co-operation between BDS and Bid Kaiser expanded, while the professional exchange and communication between the two countries strengthened.
Ichii will remain Chief of Business Development at Big Kaiser and will work more intensively in close co-operation with BDS, mapping the strategic course of the company. Together with CEO Adam and CFO Gaby Vuilleumier, they will form the new executive management.