General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE digital cameras, has announced the appointment of electronics industry veteran Tsutomo “Tom” Haga as its chief executive officer for the Americas.
Haga, a longtime top executive with Pioneer Corporation, assumed his new duties for General Imaging on Nov. 1. Hiroshi “Hugh” Komiya, who founded General Imaging in 2006 and had served as its chairman and CEO, remains chairman. Haga was president, chairman and CEO of Pioneer North America Inc. and an executive director of the parent Pioneer Corporation until June 30.
“I’m just delighted to be with General Imaging,” Haga said. “The GE digital camera brand has made incredible strides in less than two years, and I intend to further strengthen our position in the marketplace.”
“I have no doubt that Tom will take us to the next level. He not only has the experience, he also has shown an excellent record of achievement and innovation,” Komiya said.
Haga spent 38 years with Pioneer, leading the company’s operations in Japan, the United States and in the international business division, which included China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The bulk of his career was in the U.S. market with Pioneer in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.