Profile of Tatsuo Otsuka, President of K.K. Ashisuto
Tatsuo Otsuka is president of K.K. Ashisuto, Japan's leading independent distributor of packaged computer software for large organizations.
Mr. Otsuka was born in 1956 in Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan, where he spent his youth. After working a couple of years at a large IT solution provider, Mr. Otsuka joined K.K. Ashisuto in 1983 as a technical manager. In 1988 he was appointed sales manager for the eastern region of K.K. Pansophic, a group company of Ashisuto at the time. In succeeding years he took on regional branch manager and divisional manager responsibilities in several different group companies of Ashisuto, increasing sales revenue with each new assignment and contributing substantially to Ashisuto's growth. In every position he has held, Mr. Otsuka has succeeded in improving business processes while raising employee motivation.
In 2004, he was appointed managing director in charge of Central and Western Japan. In 2009, he became a senior managing director in charge of nationwide sales.
In 2012 Mr. Otsuka accepted appointment as K.K. Ashisuto president, succeeding the company's founder and first president, Bill Totten.
1983 Joined K.K. Ashisuto, Manager of System Software Division
1988 Sales Manager for Eastern Japan of K.K. Pansophic, an Ashisuto Group Company
1991 Manager in K.K. ACA, an Ashisuto Group Company
1994 Division Manager for Product Development, K.K. ACA
1997 System Management Software Division Manager, K.K. Ashisuto
1998 Senior Sales Manager for Eastern Japan
1999 Network Software Division Manager
2000 Western Tokyo Branch Manager
2001 Kobe Branch Manager
2002 Western Japan Branch Manager
2004 Managing Director for Central and Western Japan
2009 Senior Managing Director for Sales