Sullair Appoints New President and CEO

Sullair appointed John Randall as president and CEO after current Sullair President and CEO Charlie Takeuchi was promoted to president of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems (HIES), effective April 1.

Sullair Incoming CEO John Randall
Sullair Incoming CEO John Randall

Sullair has revealed that John Randall will be appointed president and CEO, effective April 1. Current Sullair President and CEO Charlie Takeuchi has been promoted by Hitachi Ltd., and will become president of Tokyo-based Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems (HIES).

Randall takes over his new roles after serving as president of Sullair Asia for more than two years and five years as vice president of global engineering for Sullair. Before joining Sullair, he held various leadership roles in his nearly 24 years with Navistar.

“I have been honored to be a part of the Sullair leadership team over the past six years, and I am excited and energized to lead Sullair into the next phase of our journey,” said Randall. “Together with the Sullair leadership team and our global workforce of 1,000 employees, I will work to build on the strong foundation Charlie has put in place. I am confident about our company’s future and look forward to accelerating the value we bring to our customers.”

Takeuchi spent nearly 30 years with Hitachi, holding roles of increasing responsibility in both Japan and the United States. He joined Sullair in July 2017 as COO and was promoted to president and CEO on April 1, 2020. Takeuchi’s leadership was instrumental in the integration efforts between Sullair and Hitachi, following the acquisition in 2017.

“It has been an honor and privilege to spend the last three-and-a-half years with Sullair and serve alongside our global workforce," said Takeuchi. "It has always been, and will always be, about our people, and there are no words to adequately express my gratitude to them. With Sullair a primary business within the HIES organization, I look forward to supporting John and Sullair in my new capacity as president of HIES."

Information provided by Sullair and edited by Alexis Brumm.

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