Takeuchi Manufacturing Co., a compact equipment manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, recently announced several changes in leadership at its annual shareholders meeting. Founder and President Akio Takeuchi has stepped down, and his son, Toshiya Takeuchi, will now serve as president of the company. He is the second president in the history of Takeuchi Manufacturing, which was founded in 1963.
Additional appointments include Clay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi-US, to the board of directors. Eubanks has been with Takeuchi US for more than three decades and most of the company’s existence. In his early years, he held various positions within the sales group before he was promoted to manage the sales team. Eubanks was named president in 2003, and under his leadership and guidance, Takeuchi US has reached new sales goals and gained market share throughout the U.S. and Canada, the company says.
“I am honored and humbled by this appointment to the board of directors. I have watched this company grow to become the company it is today,” Eubanks says in a press release. “When you have been a member of a company for as long as I have, it’s more like family. I am very proud of this company, its employees and where we are in the industry. I couldn’t ask for a better place to be.”
Eubanks’ role now includes director of global sales. He will be working closely with other subsidiaries and distributors to grow sales and expand their market share.