Wairarapa News : February 8th 2012
26 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 CELEBRATING 1992 - 2012 JNL YEARS 4345712AA 4354704AA MASTERTON SERVICE CENTRE 7am--6pmMontoFri 8am -- 6pm Sat, Sun, P/Hol Wairarapa owned and operated Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton Ph 06 370 6888 8am -- 4pm every day Great coffee, great service, great food Group bookings welcome No surcharge on public holidays Ph 06 370 6928 We service any make or model *Ride-ons *Chainsaws *Garden power tools *Expert team of qualified mechanics 7.30am -- 5pm Mon to Fri 8am -- 12noon Sat Ph 06 370 6926 Akura Road, Masterton PH: 06 377 4025 Email: email@example.com www.rigg-zschokke.co.nz Leaders in Commercial & Residential Construction • New home design and build • Home extensions and alterations • Joinery manufacture and design • Painting and decorating • Solid plastering and Gib stopping • Furniture restoration and spray finishing • Precast concrete • Bridge building and repairs 4200215AA THE JAPANESE CONNECTION Set up Wairarapa mill Mill Manager: Mr Hiroyuki Kawado. The managing director at Juken New Zealand Ltd is Mr Hiroyuki Kawado. Having graduated from the Faculty of Wood Technology in Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan, Mr Kawado then joined Juken Sangyo (now Wood One) in 1981. After obtaining several years experi- ence with Juken Sangyo's Tokai Pro- duction Division, Mr Kawado was then sent to New Zealand in October 1991 with his family to set up the Wairarapa Mill. Mr Kawado and family left New Zea- land in May 1994 to return to Toyohashi Production Division of Wood One. He was appointed as Mill Manager of both Wood One Shanghai and Juken Shanghai mills in October 2004. He left Shanghai to take up the pos- ition of Managing Director of Juken New Zealand Limited in October 2007. He is also Mill Manager of both Gis- borne and Wairarapa mills. Mr Kawado is based in Auckland at JNL head office but splits his work week between the JNL mill sites, travelling to Kaitaia, Gisborne and Masterton weekly. In what spare time he has Mr Kawado enjoys playing golf. Executive Manager Mr Hitoshi Takeda Mr Hitoshi Takeda is graduate of the faculty of Technology in Hiroshima National University, Japan. Mr Takeda joined Juken Sangyo (now Wood One Co Ltd) in 1978. After obtaining several years experience with Wood One Co Ltd, Mr Takeda was appointed manager of Overseas Opera- tions in 1991. In this position role he had a significant role in the establish- ment of Juken New Zealand Ltd and the design and con- struction of the Wairarapa and Gisborne mills. This was followed by roles in operations and production, before being transferred to Juken New Zealand Ltd as Managing Director in 2003. Mr Takeda returned to Japan in 2007 and currently holds the positions of Executive Manag- ing Director Wood One Co Ltd and General Manager Pro- duction, responsible for the overall production of the Wood One Group of companies (including Juken New Zealand Ltd). Staff enjoy New Zealand life Kiwi lives: Tomoya Kumagawa and Yoshikazu Watanabe. Mr Tomoya Kumagawa After graduating from the Fac- ulty of Regional Environment Sciences at Tokyo University of Agriculture in March 2003, Mr Kumagawa joined Wood One Co Ltd, Japan, in April 2003. At Wood One, he worked the first two years in the Stairs Mill in Hiroshima, then promoted to the position of Production Control- ler at the Stairs Mill Production Control Department. In June 2008 he was transferred to New Zealand to take up the position of Technical Advisor of Juken New Zealand Ltd's Wairarapa Mill. Mr Kumagawa and his wife, Mami, have settled into the Wairarapa well with their daughters Chisaya (4), and Suina (18 months). Suina was born in New Zealand. Mr Kumagawa is a keen rock climber and is enjoying it when- ever he has spare time in the weekend. He enjoys living and working in New Zealand very much. Mr Yoshikazu Watanabe Mr Yoshikazu Watanabe joined Juken Sangyo (now Wood One Co. Ltd) in 1994. He worked the initial five years at the Closet Sys- tem Mill in Hiroshima, Japan. He was promoted to its Pro- duction Control Department in 1999. He was transferred to Juken New Zealand's Wairarapa Mill in February 2010 as the Assistant Mill Manager. Mr Watanabe and his wife, Rie, are enjoying their life in Masterton.
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