Comark Promotes Michael Anderson To COO
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services, on Friday promoted Michael Anderson to chief operating officer. He will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of Comark and will report directly to President-CEO Matsuzaka Toshihiro.
In 1981 Anderson began his employment with Comark and over the next 40 years has held numerous positions including inventory control, buyer, purchasing manager, and VP of manufacturing and operations.
In previous years he participated on Common Efficiency Teams (CET), which comprised members of other Thales internationally based organizations (Thales International Group formerly owned Comark). This group negotiated global contracts with a variety of suppliers that were commonly used by multiple Thales organizations. Anderson was lead negotiator for electronic components as well as electro-mechanical subassemblies, while supporting other members with their activities.
As VP of manufacturing, Anderson implemented several initiatives that streamlined assembly, including reorganizing material flow on the manufacturing floor, point of use inventory, supplier led “bread man” inventory, and championed employee input into the entire process. These among others has increased efficiency and reduced overall lead-time to market.
Recently holding the title of SVP of operations and manufacturing, Anderson also supported the president and CEO in achieving corporate revenue and profitability goals. He also oversaw day-to-day company operations, managed annual budgets and directed departmental initiatives.
Anderson received a B.S. in business administration from Western New England College in 1991 and an MBA from Western New England College in 2000.