AURORA, IL- Shigeyuki Sasaki has been appointed the new president at Mitutoyo America Corp., headquartered in Aurora, IL. Sasaki has served numerous roles within Mitutoyo for the last 35 years including new product development and quality control departments in Utsunomiya, Japan; manager of purchasing and planning in Mitutoyo Germany; general manager in Mitutoyo South America; and recently vice president and executive vice president of Mitutoyo America . He will remain as an active member of Mitutoyo’s board of directors.

Sasaki succeeds Mikio Yamashita, who served as president of Mitutoyo America since 2006. Yamashita will return to Mitutoyo headquarters in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan at the end of the year.

John Westhaus, formerly vice president of capital equipment sales, will assume Sasaki’s role of executive vice president.