Hiroshi Nagai has been named president of Houston-based Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA). He replaces Shigeru Tanemura, who will return to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) General Machinery and Special Vehicle Headquarters in a new role as part of the global forklift business team in Sagamihara, Japan.
Nagai currently serves as senior general manager of the General Machinery and Special Vehicle Headquarters at MHI in Sagamihara, Japan. He has been with MHI and affiliated companies since 1979 and has more than 23 years of experience in the forklift industry. He previously served as general manager for MCFA’s manufacturing department from 2001 to 2004. He also served as an executive engineer for MHI Forklift America Inc., predecessor of MCFA, from 1988 to 1992.
During his previous term at MCFA, Nagai helped develop and implement strategies for several areas of MCFA including: business, manufacturing, production control operations, and engineering and equipment technology. Mr. Nagai earned a Master of Science in Engineering from the Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.