Christie Appoints Chairman and CEO Hideaki Onishi
Christie has announced Hideaki Onishi as its new chairman and CEO . With more than 30 years of management experience in various positions
HIDEAKI ONISHI within the Ushio , Inc . group – parent company of Christie – Hideaki has already begun his new role . Onishi replaces Kazuhisa Kamiyama , who has completed his tenure with Christie and is returning to Japan to take up a new role at Ushio headquarters .
“ It ’ s a great honour to lead Christie ,” says Onishi . “ Christie has a proud legacy of continued innovation , in its products , manufacturing , and in its ever-evolving business models . I aim to bring strong leadership and to honour principles of respect , transparency , and integrity . Kazuhisa ’ s work was pivotal in navigating Christie through the many challenges faced in both the industry and the wider economy in recent years . I look forward to holding open conversations with all levels of the Christie team globally to learn more . I am excited for the journey ahead and Christie ’ s continued growth – it ’ s an exciting time to be joining the company .”
Hideaki began working for Ushio in 1989 . Known for a strong aptitude in sales , he has also continued to demonstrate impressive management skills throughout his career , the company says . He has experience in various roles , having worked at Ushio Lighting ; Taiwan Ushio Lighting ; Adtech Engineering ; Ushio Asia Pacific ( Singapore ), Vietnam , Thailand ; and Ushio Europe . Among many highlights , Hideaki was entrusted with guiding the manufacture and sales of the printed circuit board ( PCB ) exposure machines that Ushio acquired in its 2012 acquisition of ADTEC Engineering . The next five years saw the business reach a position of strength , which culminated in his appointment as president of Ushio Asia Pacific in 2016 . Hideaki joins Christie from his previous role as president of Ushio Europe .
“ Looking back at my time at Christie , I am filled by a sense of accomplishment and gratitude ,” says Kamiyama , the now-former chairman and CEO . “ I would like to thank everyone at Christie for their hard work and dedication . Together , we have overcome unprecedented adversity and prepared the company for a prosperous future . I leave knowing the company is in good hands with Hideaki , and I look forward to seeing continued success for Christie .”
LightFair to Exceed Its Projected Exhibitor Count
LightFair says it has exceeded and continues to grow its projected total number of exhibitors , with 310-plus brands showing the latest architectural and commercial lighting solutions now confirmed for its 2022 Trade Show . It is taking place from June 21 – 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center . In line with this growth , LightFair has launched a new Appointment Scheduler tool and is offering a free hotel stay giveaway for attendees who book at least 10 appointments with exhibitors by June 9 th .
“ The lighting industry ’ s recovery continues and the 2022 LightFair reflects that recovery as the show will be more than double the size of last year ’ s event and booth sales are still continuing ,” said Dan Darby , show director . “ To help maximize the onsite business connections and networking , we ’ ve introduced a new appointment scheduler , which has been very well received since its launch .”
LightFair says its initial 2022 target was 300 exhibitors , which it has exceeded thanks to 17 newly-confirmed additions to the exhibitor roster . Of LightFair ’ s four pavilions , The Collective and Design Pavilions are now full with recent additions and the Outdoor and Smart Pavilions are approaching capacity . The full exhibitor listing and map of the LightFair Trade Show are regularly updated at www . lightfair . com / exhibitors .
LightFair ’ s new Appointment Scheduler allows attendees to book time on-site with their highest-priority exhibitors , providing undivided attention with brands for intervals of 15 minutes or more . This new tool can be utilized to control and manage the duration and availability of appointments , adding all booked time slots to both the exhibitors ’ and attendees ’ calendars within the mobile app or website .
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