Toppan Printing’s New President
With the appointment of Hideharu Maro as President, Toppan Printing heralds a new era of combining printing with transformative technologies to create value
June 28, 2019
On June 27 Toppan appointed Hideharu Maro as its new President & Representative Director. Mr. Maro has a technical background and enjoyed a multi-disciplined career with roles managing both manufacturing and sales operations, primarily in the packaging business, before being appointed as a director in 2009. He has held positions overseeing Toppan’s international operations, including stints in Shanghai and Singapore, leading the company’s principal strategy division, and most recently serving as Executive Vice President & Representative Director.
Mr. Maro takes over at a time when digital transformation and changing market dynamics are creating new openings and opportunities for the printing industry. Toppan has identified packaging, décor materials, and security solutions as its main growth engines globally and is strengthening the well-established international network of its electronics business. As part of activities to strengthen its global expansion strategy, Toppan recently announced an agreement to acquire 100% of international décor printer Interprint.
Mr. Maro will focus on accelerating overseas expansion, continuing Toppan’s tradition of excellence in technology, manufacturing, and innovation, and further driving efforts to transform the company into one that creates value and addresses challenges faced by society on a global scale.