Dave was appointed Managing DIrector of Ishida Europe in May 2015.
Dave joined Ishida in 2008 as Finance Director, having previously held the position of CFO at the boards of the Advantica Group and Energis Polksa before that. He is a qualified chartered accountant with expertise gained with the oil and gas, telecoms, and electricity industries. In addition to the UK, Dave has also worked in Poland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand.
Takayo Motegi Sales Director of Ishida Europe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the company. He joined Ishida Japan in 1996 and has spent most of his career taking care of overseas markets, including the establishment of Ishida Thailand. In recognition of his skills and knowledge, Takayo was registered as a Management Consultant in METI of Japan in 2010. In 2015, Takayo was based in Ishida Europe for three years, during which time he gained valuable insight into the European market. He was then appointed as Executive Officer and became a board member of Ishida Japan in 2020. We are thrilled to have him back in Europe as Sales Director and look forward to benefiting from his leadership and expertise.
Ian assumed the position of Operations Director in April 2021, having previously overseen a highly successful operational transformation program within Ishida Aftersales across EMEA. Ian has operational experience across a host of industries and has worked for a number of blue chip organisations, including Chubb, Otis and Interserve. Ian brings a track record of demonstrating true operational innovation and implementation of a highly focused customer centric culture.
Steve joined Ishida in 2008 as Senior Product Manager - Multihead Weighers. He was appointed to the Board as Product Strategy Director in November 2013 and then promoted to Marketing Director in 2014. Previously, he worked at Renishaw plc in Production, Design and Global Product Management. Steve holds a First Class BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering, the Chartered Institute of Marketing's Post Graduate Diploma, and the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction. He is a Fellow of the IoD and also a Chartered Marketer.
Seisaku started his career at Ishida Japan in 1995 as a mechanical engineer. After being involved in the automation development for food sectors, he became the general manager in engineering which led to the further implementation of turnkey solutions. Seisaku joined Ishida Europe from September 2019 as the R&D and engineering executive officer bringing his expertise to contribute towards product developments for the European market.
Mark joined Ishida in 2006, acting as Head of Finance for six years before being appointed Finance Director. He is a Chartered Accountant who began his career at Coopers & Lybrand and has held senior financial positions at a number of international manufacturers for many years.
Alison Browne joined Ishida Europe as HR Director in January 2023. Alison has led Human Resources functions across diverse industries including Professional Services, Oil & Gas and Automotive. Her working experiences include GE, SABIC, Goodyear, ZF and most recently The Centre for Creative Leadership where she was the HR Director for the EMEA region.
She holds a MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a Fellow of the CIPD. With her family, she has lived and worked across Europe, America and the Middle East.
Alison brings a successful track record in developing high performing work environments in which companies and individuals thrive together.
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