Monday, 27 June 2011

Nikon UK announces new General Manager

Nikon UK Ltd has announced the appointment of a new General manager after Simon Coleman stood down from the position late last year. John Walshe will take up the role from 5th September 2011.

New General Manager takes the helm at Nikon UK
Nikon UK Ltd is pleased to announce that a new General Manager has been appointed to lead the company’s Imaging Division.

John Walshe will take up the role from 5th September 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience which spans management, sales and marketing disciplines.

The new General Manager will work closely with Michio Miwa, President of Nikon UK, and Finance Director, John Read, and will be responsible for the 70 staff employed by the UK Imaging office.

Michio Miwa comments: “We are delighted that John has accepted the position and welcome his experience as a means of strengthening the brand. John joins Nikon at a pivotal point in its history as the company seeks to grow market share in a challenging and changing market.

“The future looks very positive for Nikon UK and we are confident that we will achieve our business goals. We look forward to introducing John to key stakeholders in due course”, adds Miwa.

Having started his career on a Unilever graduate programme, Walshe quickly developed his sales skills to a European level within Mars Incorporated, the confectionery and electronics company, where he also qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant. He also worked as UK Managing Director for Tchibo, World Flowers Ltd and, more recently Sollatek as an interim General Manager.

Nikon looks forward to Walshe’s arrival in September and is confident that the company can achieve its business goal of being number 1 in the UK imaging market.

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