MELVILLE, NY–Nikon Instruments Inc. announces the appointment of Yoshinobu Ishikawa as president and chief executive officer. Ishikawa will be in charge of all Nikon Instruments divisions in North America and Latin America.

 Ishikawa most recently served as president and CEO of Nikon Instruments Europe and also has held key management positions at Nikon Instruments UK, as well as the international sales department in Japan. “Mr. Ishikawa’s experience in global instruments management has proven to be a valuable resource and he comes to Nikon Instruments Inc. at a time of significant growth opportunities,” says Toshiyuki Masai, outgoing president.

Masai will now assume the position of chairman of Nikon Instruments Inc. and will continue in his current role as president and CEO of Nikon Inc.