Focus will be on growth and expansion of EAGLE blister machine series 

Norwell, MA – Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI) – the U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd, a Japanese healthcare company with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S. with global sales of $800 million – has promoted Hideo (Harry) Yonenaga to the position of President, Medical Packaging Machinery Division. MHI’s Medical Packaging Machinery division distributes the Osaka-based Maruho’s state-of-the-art blister packaging machines, which have been specially modified to meet the exacting demands of the US market.

As president, Mr. Yonenaga will assume full business responsibility for the growth and expansion of MHI’s advanced line of blister packaging machines, which includes the EAGLE-Rx, the EAGLE-Uni, the EAGLE-Max, the EAGLE-Pro & EAGLE-Pro(s), and the EAGLE-Omni.

Prior to assuming the presidency, Mr. Yonenaga was the general manager of MHK’s overseas business promotion division. Before joining MHK, he served as Business Division Head for the Panasonic Corporation Storage Data Archive business and, prior to that, served in the broadcast and AV production industry within Panasonic Corporation that included stints in Asia/Pacific and Europe.

“Harry’s decades of experience developing sales in a variety of corporate settings make him an important asset to MHI,” said Tim Saarinen, Chief Operating Officer for MHI. “We look forward expanding market share for our advanced blister packaging machinery under his leadership.”

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About Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations

Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI), the U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Corp. Ltd., was created in 2014. MHI distributes the high quality medical packaging machinery produced by Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo (MHK). With more than 220 employees, MHK has over 60 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, including the design of high-performance blister machinery and high-precision medical devices and components. MHK is Japan’s second largest medical packaging machinery company.

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