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IPC announces the addition of Yusaku Kono as IPC’s Japan Representative. As IPC’s Japan Representative, Kono will lead the association’s efforts in expanding member outreach, standards development, education and advocacy support in Japan. He is based in Tokyo, Japan.
Kono specializes in marketing, branding, communication and strategic development. As Corporate Director of Japan Unix, Kono has collaborated with IPC since 2015, and has contributed a wide range of expertise and has worked to expand IPC standards development activities in Japan.
Kono won an IPC Rising Star award in 2018 and an IPC President’s award in 2021 for his extraordinary contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry.
“Japan is home to many top companies in the global electronics industry and is one of the most innovative countries in the world. As a global organization, IPC believes that it’s vital to collaborate with Japanese companies and government in shaping a better future of our industry,” said Sydney Xiao, President of IPC Asia Operations. “Yusaku deeply understands IPC’s values and mission in the industry. His knowledge and skills will help support IPC’s strategies and activities in Japan.”
Kono has a master’s degree in business administration from the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, a master’s degree in marketing strategy from Aston Business School in Birmingham, UK and a management engineering degree from Aoyamaga Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan.