Furukawa USA appoints Manabu ‘Michael’ Sato president

Furukawa Rock Drill USA has chosen Manabu ‘Michael’ Sato as president following the retirement of Jeff Crane, who has worked for the company for 45 years.

Sato was most recently managing director for Furukawa India. He has also served as executive vice president for Furukawa USA from 2009 to 2015.

Crane will remain a senior advisor to Furukawa for the foreseeable future, reporting directly to Sato.

He began his career with the company in 1974, working as a draftsman in the bonnot engineering division of Gougler Industries. He worked in several positions over the years, including salesman, national sales manager and general manager. Gougler was sold to Japanese-owned Furukawa in 1990, and in 2005, Crane was promoted to general manager of the Kent Division, which manufactured demolition tools. He then became president and chief executive officer.



(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)

Get involved


As a member of this site you will be able to receive aggregates news relating only to those categories that are most relevant to you, submit job listings for FREE, post questions in the Q&A, and more.

Register Now

Feature your company

The Feature Your Company listing is your custom-made (by us) profile page that allows you to add any of the following content: text, videos, links, images. The page will also be listed on the Featured Company landing page. Over 560 unique aggregates users visit the site per day! Complete the enquiry form now to contact us.

Contact us


Are you looking for an aggregate related job? Click here to see our jobs listing supplied by industry experts United Employment.

See Jobs


Reach thousands of budget holders and decision makers by promoting your company on the longest established aggregate website in the US & Canada. Or advertise in our emails which are sent to opted-in subscribers according to their chosen categories. All advertising will display correctly on tablets and mobiles as this site is responsive.