Hitachi Appoints New Chief Executive for the Americas

Hitachi America has appointed Jack Domme chief executive for the Americas as it looks to expand its Social Innovation Business.

Hitachi America has appointed company veteran Jack Domme as its new chief executive for the Americas as it seeks to provide its management team with more control over key business decisions.

Domme is scheduled to assume his new role as of April 1, when he will also be promoted to executive officer for Hitachi from his previous position as corporate officer, according to the announcement. Domme’s new role will require him to represent the Hitachi Group in interactions with companies and customers in the Americas, as well as promote localization and create regional growth strategies.

The move to place more decision-making power in the hands of its leadership team is part of Hitachi’s new “autonomous decentralized global management” strategy, which seeks to speed up the decision-making process and accelerate global growth, according to the company. Hitachi said the new management philosophy is a key aspect of its ongoing effort to grow its Social Innovation Business.

“Social Innovation is a key differentiator for the company, and it presents tremendous opportunities to accelerate our global growth and market leadership around the world,” said Domme, in an email. “We are uniquely positioned to drive this global growth by delivering integrated solutions for key industries such as telecommunication, health care and public safety, in addition to identifying new and emerging solutions. The world is changing at an unprecedented rate, and Hitachi must transform faster, innovate more quickly, and collaborate even more closely with our customers along the way, to help them transform and thrive.”

Domme will continue to serve in his current position as CEO of Hitachi Data Systemsfollowing his promotion, where he has worked to transition the company from a storage provider into a software and solutions provider, according to the press release. He will also assume executive-level positions for several of Hitachi’s other divisions, including chairman of the board and CEO of Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Global Holdings Corporation.

Hitachi said it has no plans to alter its relationship with partners despite the company’s new corporate strategy.

“The relationship between HDS and its partners will not change. The management team remains in place and the company will continue to be a strong partner,” said an HDS representative in an email to The VAR Guy. “Over time, HDS partners and customers will benefit from the many new insights and capabilities—particularly in Social Innovation—that we expect to unlock by leveraging the synergies of HDS and other Hitachi companies.”

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