Chief Executive Officer
Harada san took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of GGS in April 2016. Having joined GLORY Ltd. in 1985, Harada san brings an enormous amount of industry knowledge and experience to the company, with a focus to drive the international business forward, through further unification, achieving long-term growth plans and maintaining support of valued customers around the world.
Since joining GLORY Ltd. Harada san has worked in a number of areas across the business and has been key in establishing a new factory in Saitama and logistics centre operations in Japan. Between 1998 and 2005 he went from Head of Parts Manufacturing Department of Himeji Factory to Head of Production Engineering and also served as a Director of a number of manufacturing subsidiaries. Responsible for new products, new projects and product cost down programmes at this time, Harada san developed a medium-term strategic plan for all GLORY factories.
More recently, he was the President of GLORY’s factory in the Philippines from 2006 and 2008, and took up the role of Head of Management Planning Department before moving to the UK in 2012 to lead the integration of GLORY and Talaris. Harada san has been Chairman of GGS since April 2015 and a GLORY Ltd. board member since June 2015.