Charmant has announced that Ken Onishi, president of CHARMANT USA, has left the company to return to Japan to pursue other ventures. Masakiyo Honjo has been appointed the new president and CEO of Charmant USA.
Honjo has worked for the Charmant Group for the past 31 years in various capacities, including in manufacturing, product development, and sales and marketing. In 2005 he was stationed in the U.S. and served as vice president of product development for two years. He has also worked in the China, Hong Kong and France subsidiaries over the years before returning to Japan. Previous to his appointment as president and CEO of Charmant USA, he was COO/International Business Division and chief product officer of the Group.
Mike Miyachi, CEO of Charmant Inc., states: “I have the utmost confidence in Mr. Honjo’s leadership abilities. He has worked closely with the U.S. team over the years and will further build upon that and bring a close collaboration with our head office in Japan.”