As part of the effort to constantly improve and evolve as an organization, NNR USA has recently appointed a new senior executive team at their corporate offices in the Chicago area. While this team is new to these roles, they are seasoned industry and NNR veterans with combined tenure of 60+ years with the company. The gentlemen have held various leadership roles in multiple countries and across multiple regions.
Mr. Ken Utaka has been appointed as President of NNR USA. Ken has had a long and successful career with NNR and has held leadership positions in the USA, Brazil, Philippines, the Netherlands and Japan. Most recently, Mr. Utaka was MD of NNR Benelux based out of Amsterdam.
Reporting to Mr. Utaka are newly appointed Executive Vice Presidents, Ravi Dosanjh and Jeff McDonald. Ravi’s role will focus largely on driving sales and operational improvements. Jeff is responsible for marketing efforts and corporate functions of HR, Finance, IT, Procurement and Compliance.
Jeff has spent his 20 year career at NNR in various commercial and leadership roles in the United States and APAC Regions (Shanghai, China, Singapore, and Sydney, Australia).
Ravi’s experience with NNR started in a commercial capacity in San Francisco over 14 years ago. He quickly rose through the ranks to eventually lead the Global Sales Organization for both commercial and operational management.
“This change in organizational structure is a necessary part of NNR USA’s constant improvement efforts to meet the challenges our customers and industry face now and into the future,” stated Mr. Utaka. “We must continually strengthen our organization and we are confident this new team can drive the change necessary to deliver solid results.”