Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the appointment of Sam Katsuta as Vice President of Mouser Electronics-Japan.
“Japan is a key global market as well as one of the world’s leading markets for electronic design, and is therefore of great interest to us,” said Mark Burr-Lonnon, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of APAC and EMEA Business. “With this in mind, we are establishing a Japanese company which Sam Katsuta will run within our global operation. The nuances of the Japan market call for a special model.”
Katsuta will assume full control of Mouser’s customer service, marketing and finance within Japan. He will work closely with Mouser’s manufacturer partners in Japan and will report directly to Burr-Lonnon.
Katsuta has had a long, exceptional career at TDK, where he most recently served as General Manager of Global Distribution for both high service and volume distribution. He earned a degree in Economics at Keio University in Japan before taking his first role with Mitsubishi Chemical Industries. He joined TDK in 1984.
“I have long been impressed with Mouser’s business model, and I am pleased now to be a part of the Mouser team as we launch this exciting new phase of Mouser’s Japan operation,” Katsuta said.
Mouser has seen solid customer growth in Japan — where it opened a customer service center last year in Tokyo — with customers purchasing online through its website, Mouser.com. The global distributor stocks semiconductors and electronic components authorized by more than 600 manufacturers, including the leading Japanese manufacturers Murata, Panasonic, Toshiba, Taiyo Yuden, TDK, ROHM, Hirose, Nichicon, and OMRON.
“We see Japan as a strong market for innovative technologies, and the significant growth of design engineers and small- to medium-sized production business fits perfectly with our business model,” Burr-Lonnon said. “We are prepared to strengthen our brand and presence in this key market and believe the expanded Japan operation will allow us to uniquely establish closer cooperation with Japanese manufacturers to penetrate their products into more designs globally via our platform.”
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 22 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated many times daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online from more than 600 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.mouser.com.