Hitachi Vantara makes key executive promotions

Brian Householder is the new CEO while Scott Kelly takes the COO role

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Hitachi Vantara makes key executive promotions Brian Householder takes the CEO role effective April 1, 2018.
By  Manda Banda Published  March 8, 2018

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has made two key promotions to its executive team, which see Brian Householder promoted to CEO and Scott Kelly take on the role of COO. Both promotions are effective April 1, 2018.

According to the company, Ryuichi Otsuki, the current CEO of Hitachi Vantara, will leave his role to take an expanded role for Hitachi, Ltd as deputy general manager of Hitachi's Corporate Sales and Marketing Group, and chairman of Hitachi Global Digital Holdings, the holding company for Hitachi Vantara, oXya and Hitachi Consulting.

Otsuki will also serve as chairman of Hitachi Americas and will continue to reside in California, the company stated.

"I am pleased to announce the promotions of Brian and Scott, two critical and successful members of our leadership team," said Otsuki. "Hitachi Vantara has demonstrated strong performance as the premier partner to deliver to enterprises unprecedented value through data. I look forward to continuing to work with both Brian and Scott in their new roles during this important phase of the company's growth."

Prior to being named as CEO, Householder served as president and COO of Hitachi Vantara where he was responsible for daily operations of the company with global responsibility for product management, sales, service, support, marketing, business development, partner development, finance, legal, IT, logistics, business operations and planning.

In addition to assuming the role of COO in April, Kelly will continue to serve as Hitachi Vantara's chief transformation officer, leading the company's enterprise-wide initiatives to drive its global growth strategy. Before his promotion, Kelly also served as chief human resources officer where he was responsible for all aspects of human resources at Hitachi Vantara, including HR information systems, workforce planning and staffing, total compensation, performance management, management development, leadership succession planning, diversity and advocacy, HR legal compliance, organization development and management support consulting.

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