Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) has announced the appointment of Hiroshi Furuta as the Chairman and Managing Director. In the new role, Furuta will lead TTDI to the path of next level of growth in India and overseas.
Furuta holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Nagoya University of Japan. He has rich and extensive experience of over 25 years in the energy transmission & distribution industry. His wide-ranging experience and expertise are centered in design and system engineering especially for high voltage equipment for power & substation systems.
In 2014, he was appointed as senior manager of High-Voltage Switchgear Department, and subsequently in 2020 as senior manager of Power & Substation Systems Engineering Department in grid aggregation division of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation.
Commenting on his appointment, Furuta said, “TTDI’s advanced technology & processes, high-level background integration, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, massive production capacity and a highly skilled workforce yield high-quality T&D equipment that are made-in-India. TTDI will focus on continuous skill development, constant product improvement and upgrade manufacturing capability by way of automation for higher efficiency to deliver distinctive advantages with a shorter delivery time.”