SuperPower announces new President
April 29, 2016 – Schenectady, NY – SuperPower Inc. proudly announces that Dr. Toru Fukushima has been named as SuperPower’s Chief Executive Officer and President, effective May 1, 2016. For over 25 years, Dr. Fukushima has worked on compound semiconductors and optical devices at Furukawa Electric Co, LTD. Most recently Dr. Fukushima was the General Manager of the HTS Engineering Department at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. He brings vast experience of international collaboration with various ventures, institutes and customers. Dr. Fukushima received his B.E. (1984), M.S. (1986), and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of Tokyo.
Concurrent to Dr. Fukushima’s appointment, Yusei Shirasaka, President and Treasurer of SuperPower Inc, will return to Furukawa Electric Co., LTD. headquarters in Tokyo, Japan in his new role as Corporate Auditor.
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SuperPower Inc. a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE:5801; TYO:5801), was formed in March 2000 to develop and commercialize high temperature superconductor (HTS) technology for applications that benefit from high energy density, high magnetic fields and green attributes, including energy, medical, transportation, research and other sectors. To learn more, visit www.superpower-inc.com .