Gardien Appoints New VP to Lead Japanese Operations


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Quality assurance provider Gardien Group has appointed John Furuya as Vice President and Representative Director of Gardien Japan.

Mr. Furuya who is a US-Japanese national, has spent the last 20 years based in the US working in multiple roles for both US and Japanese corporations.  Most recently he was Regional Director and Business Operations Manager Asia/Pacific and US Northwest Region for Mitsumi Electronics.

When asked about the new appointment, Gardien Group CEO Jason Fraser said, “I am thrilled that John has decided to join the Gardien family and head up our Japanese operations.  We have been present in the market for over 20 years and the combination of our client base, which includes some of the giants of the Japanese electronics industry and the talent we have within the various Japanese service centers provide a cornerstone for the entire company.  I’m confident that John’s wealth of knowledge and experience provide a great fit for our clients and employees.”

Commenting on his new appointment, John said, “I am very much honored to have been asked to take this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in our future.  "Gardien", with its deep experience and high reputation in the industry in Japan, is well-positioned to tap new opportunities during this time of technological change.   I am now feeling excited and thrilled to work with the Gardien Japan team as we embark on this exciting journey.”

About Gardien

The Gardien Group is the world’s largest provider of independent quality assurance services to the PCB board shops and large international fabricators. Gardien’s specialized quality assurance and quality control services help clients free up their resources to focus on what they do best, “the production of class leading printed circuit boards.”  Gardien’s 24 facilities located throughout Asia, North America and Europe, to fully integrated inspection within a PCB production environment, Gardien’s 500 employees serve customers supplying the automotive, defense, telecommunications, aerospace, medical, computer, and industrial markets worldwide. For more information email:  marketing@gardien.com.

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