JCM American Corp, otherwise known as JCM Global, has appointed long-time executive Hikaru “Terry” Izawa as president, pending any necessary regulatory approvals. Mr Izawa will be based in the company’s Las Vegas offices, the firm said in a statement on Wednesday.
JCM Global is a specialist in cash handling technology, including bill validators for casino slot machines and for table games (pictured).
“I am honoured to name Hikaru Izawa president of JCM Global. He has been a dedicated JCM engineer and leader for several decades, and has helped the company achieve great success. I am hopeful our customers around the world will welcome him and will allow him to prove himself to them,” JCM Global chief executive Yojiro Kamihigashi said.
Mr Izawa joined the group in 1985 and most recently headed the company’s Research and Development Division. He led the design and development process of the company’s first bill validator in the late 1980s.
The executive had been appointed chief operating officer in 2006 and has been a member of the board of directors since 2008.
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