Tokyo's leading Automotive and Technology Executive Search Firm shifts into high gear


05/17/2018 9:35 am

Tokyo, May 21st, 2018 – On the eve of the upcoming Japan Automotive Engineering Expo, HCCR K.K., a leading Tokyo-based specialist Executive Search firm, announced today the strategic addition of 5 expert consultants to compliment their existing team and core areas of focus, namely the Automotive and associated Technology markets, such as AI, machine learning, embedded systems, wireless and cloud solutions.

Joining the team in Tokyo are Kazushi Nakazato, Tsutomu Nagasawa, Leonard Anderson, Taichiro Ishida, and Rey Ladrillono. Each of the new members possesses over ten years of Executive Search experience in their respective markets.

“HCCR is proud to announce and welcome our 5 new members into our team. Being able to bring 60 plus years of Automotive and Tech recruiting experience in-house is a coup and will enable us to more strategically and extensively support our client’s talent acquisition needs. Events such as the Japan Automotive Engineering Expo continue to attract record numbers of attendees and illustrate the growing convergence between Automotive and Technology markets” said Casey Abel, Managing Director.

Kazushi Nakazato started his career as a Materials Engineer focused on powertrain-related materials before becoming one of Tokyo’s most renowned specialist recruitment consultants. He brings over 16 years of hands-on recruitment expertise in automotive, general industrial and IT markets.

Tsutomu Nagasawa brings over 25 years of cumulative experience in automotive engineering, Executive Search, and technical recruitment. Having started his career as an Automotive Engineer he subsequently progressed to a career as a recruitment consultant covering automotive and general manufacturing industries.

Leonard Anderson is a well-known figure in the Japan semiconductor market having recruited in this sector for the past 14 years. He possesses a solid track record in successfully delivering high-impact searches for regional leadership roles in Japan and the APAC region, whilst also delivering niche technical talent solutions across a variety of domains.

Taichiro Ishida has been delivering talent solutions within the Japan market for the past 10 years and possesses deep knowledge of the Japanese Manufacturing sector. Ishida will be playing a key role in HCCR’s expansion of their Managed Talent Solutions, part of HCCR’s growing Talent Solutions portfolio.

Rey Ladrillono brings with him 12 years of recruitment experience in automotive and industrial markets supporting foreign multinational companies operating in Japan to identify and attract Senior Management and engineering talent for their regional operations.

“In these times of immense technical change across Automotive and associated Technical markets, both our Japanese and International clients face urgent needs to continue to recruit external talent for engineering, business development and corporate leadership roles. I am excited at the prospect of working alongside our new members in delivering our Talent Solutions portfolio to our clients” said Masumi Hamano, Executive Consultant.

HCCR is deeply aware of the technological changes impacting a variety of industries from the introduction of connected, “smart” and autonomous technologies and looks to continue to position itself in the center of these convergences.

“We are excited to continue building on our differentiated platform of high-touch, research centric Talent Solutions for our clients in Japan. The addition of our 5 new members now brings our Tokyo team to 15 consultants. Since day one we’ve made a conscious effort to focus on hiring the very best consultants available in the market – experts possessing specific industry knowledge, along with deep networks and consulting experience. 2018 is already shaping up to be a record-breaking year for HCCR” said Sean Travers, Managing Director.

HCCR’s Tokyo team will be attending the Japan Automotive Engineering Expo scheduled to be held during the 23rd to 25th May 2018 at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall.

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