Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd.(筑波精工株式会社)

Executive profiles

Fow-Lai POH, Representative Director

Fow-Lai POH, Representative Director
June 2001 Joined Sanyo Silicon Electronics Co., Ltd.
October 2004 Joined Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd. as Director and General Manager of Technology Division
October 2009 Vice President in Charge of Technology Division
May 2010 Representative Director and Senior Vice President
May 2012 Representative Director and President (current)

Aimed to apply the electrostatic field-based adsorption systems developed during his work at the Higuchi Lab at the University of Tokyo in the manufacturing industry towards breaking the manufacturing technology barriers holding back the semiconductor industry and electronic device manufacturing. Supervises operations at Tsukuba Seiko as president towards achieving sustainable growth and improving medium- to long-term corporate value.

kazuo Matsuzaka, Director

April 1984 Joined MODEC, Inc.
June 1987 Joined Jardine Fleming Securities, Ltd (securities company) Tokyo Branch
August 1997 Joined Paine Webber & Co. (securities company) Tokyo Branch
July 2001 Joined Japan Trustee Service Trust Bank, Ltd.
February 2004 Joined HS Securities Co., Ltd. Investment Banking Headquarters Public Underwriting Department
February 2017 Joined Progress Co., Ltd., in charge of disclosures
April 2018 Joined Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd. as General Manager of Administration Department
June 2019 Appointed as Director in Charge of the Administration Department (current position)

In charge of Administration Department, which oversees accounting & finance, legal affairs, IR, information systems, etc. As a deputy to the president, who oversee all company operations, Matsuzaka supervises timely disclosures, management planning proposals, and communication with shareholders and investors.

Hiroaki Koyata, Director

April 2002 Joined Kanto Sanyo Semiconductors Co., Ltd.
May 2006 Joined Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd.
April 2011 Appointed as a Section Chief of Engineering Department
March 2018 Appointed General Manager of Engineering Department
June 2020 Appointed as Director in Charge of Engineering and Production Engineering (current position)

The leader of our engineering department and manufacturing engineering department. A central figure in the engineering department who oversees product application research and product manufacturing. Koyata diligently addresses the difficult demands of customers and reflects them into our final products.

Toshiro Higuchi, Outside Director

April 1977 Lecturer, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
April 1978 Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
November 1991 Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
April 1995 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
April 2005 Appointed as outside director for Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd. (current position)
March 2015 Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo (current position)

Mentor of our CEO during graduate school at the University of Tokyo. Applies his vast technical knowledge to provide technology development support. Serves as an inspiration for all our officers and employees.

Nobuo Kawase, Outside Director

April 1968 Joined Fujitsu Limited
August 1980 Joined Canon Sales Co., Ltd.
April 1997 Transferred to Canon
April 2004 Deputy General Manager, Semiconductor Equipment Division
April 2010 Representative Director of Joy N Tech Co., Ltd. (current position)
May 2014 Appointed as outside director for Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd. (current position)

A treasure trove of semiconductor-related knowledge. Supports our technology through his vast knowledge of the manufacturing workplace, including in relation to product development, material selection, and product manufacturing method development.

Katsuji Kanaida, Full-time Corporate Auditor

April 1972 Joined Hitachi, Ltd.
June 2000 Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Home Appliance Business Headquarters and General Manager of Finance Department
April 2002 Director of Finance Department at Hitachi Home & Life Solutions Co., Ltd.
June 2004 Director of Finance Department at Hitachi Air Conditioning System Co., Ltd.
April 2006 Director of Finance Division at Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
April 2009 Auditor of Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
June 2011 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Nippon Chemi-Con Co., Ltd.
June 2019 Appointed as a full-time corporate auditor of Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd. (current position)

Koichi Aki, Auditor

April 1989 Joined Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
October 1993 Joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC.
September 1997 Opened Koichi Aki Certified Accountant Office
September 2005 Representative Partner of Hibiki Audit Corporation (current position)
June 2008 Appointed as an outside corporate auditor of Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd. (current position)

Akihiko Sakai, Auditor

April 1984 Joined Seiko Epson Corporation
October 1994 Vice President of Epson America Inc.
September 1996 Chairman of Epson America Inc.
June 2008 Director of Corporate Strategy Office at Seiko Epson Corporation
April 2011 President of Tohoku Epson Corporation
June 2018 Appointed as an outside corporate auditor of Tsukuba Seiko Ltd. (current position)