2006

Apr.5, 2006

Minebea Co., Ltd.

Organizational Changes and Managerial Assignments

We would like to announce organizational changes and managerial assignments effective April 1, 2006 as follows:

1. Organizational Changes

  1. We have established the Bearing Basic Technology Development Division, Rotary Component Basic Technology Development Division, Material and Process Development Division, and Cool Tech Division and abolished the Tribology, Clean Technology Development Division.
  2. The Bearing Basic Technology Development Division will control the development of various bearings in a cross-organizational manner, and take charge of basic research for enhancement of each bearing business, cooperative development with each business unit's engineering department and basic technology development for the future.
  3. The Rotary Component Basic Technology Development Division will control the development of motor technologies for the Minebea Group in a cross-organizational manner, and take charge of basic research for enhancement of each motor business or advanced development for the future.
  4. The Material and Process Development Division will focus on the development of manufacturing technology aspects close to the production site.
  5. The Cool Tech Division will focus on the engineering customer support in the USA fan motor market.

2. Managerial Assignments

New Assignment Former Assignment Post to be Retained
Akihiro Hirao, Mr.
Head of Rotary Component
Basic Technology
Development Division,
Engineering Headquarters
Director, Managing Executive Officer
Deputy Chief of Engineering
Headquarters, Head of Engineering
Support Division, Head of Defense-Related Special Parts Business Unit
Akio Okamiya, Mr.
Head of Bearing Basic
Technology Development
Division and of Material and
Process Development Division,
Engineering Headquarters
Head of Tribology, Clean
Technology Development
Division, Engineering
Headquarters
Managing Executive Officer,
Deputy Chief of Engineering Headquarters
Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Takayuki Yamagishi
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479)
Contact Person: Shunji Mase
Managing Executive Officer,
Head of Personnel & General Affairs Div.
Naoyuki Kimura
Deputy General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Department
Tel. 81-3-5434-8612 Fax 81-3-5434-8601
Information in the press releases is current on the date of the announcement.
Product information, contact and other context are subject to change without prior notice.

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