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Sullair announces CEO transition

By Maryam Farag   


Sullair announced that John Randall will be appointed as President and CEO, replacing Charlie Takeuchi, who will become President of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems (HIES), both are effective April 1.

Randall has been serving as President of Sullair Asia for over two years. Previously, Randall was VP of Global Engineering for Sullair, for nearly five years. Before joining Sullair, he held various leadership roles in his nearly 24 years with Navistar, including a three-year assignment in India, where he launched a new commercial vehicle platform and plant start-up.

“I have been honored to be a part of the Sullair leadership team over the past six years, and I am excited and energized to lead Sullair into the next phase of our journey,” said Randall. “Together with the Sullair leadership team, and our global workforce of 1,000 employees, I will work to build on the strong foundation Charlie has put in place. I am confident about our company’s future and look forward to accelerating the value we bring to our customers.”

Takeuchi joined Sullair in July 2017 as COO and was promoted to President and CEO on April 1, 2020.


“It has been an honor and privilege to spend the last three and a half years with Sullair and serve alongside our global workforce. It has always been, and will always be, about our people, and there are no words to adequately express my gratitude to them,” said Takeuchi. “With Sullair a primary business within the HIES organization, I look forward to supporting John and Sullair in my new capacity as President of HIES. John is an articulate and thoughtful leader who is well-respected amongst our employees, channel partners and other key stakeholders. I look forward to seeing first-hand what Sullair accomplishes in the years to come.”


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