Our management team

  • Kobelco - Makoto Kato

    Makoto Kato

    Managing Director & Sales and Field Marketing Director

    “I am a quick decision-maker, always creating simple strategy. I am proud of what we have achieved to date, in a very short period since the company was founded in June 2013, and I thank our motivated team members, our partners and end operators who are supporting us – together we intend to grow stronger....

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  • Masatomo Nonaka

    General Manager: Spare Parts Department

    “I joined KCME on September 2014 from Kobelco Japan. During the early stages, I was faced with a tough situation, which is almost settled at this moment, due to the best customer service provided by our Authorized Dealer Network. I’m very lucky and happy to do business with the expert staff of our Authorized Dealer Network...

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  • Hiroyuki Motomachi

    Hiroyuki Motomachi

    General Manager: Product Support Department

    “This is my first overseas posting, although I have 13 years service at Kobelco in Japan. I’m really looking forward to working in Europe with our Dealers and staff. My mission is to support our machines to ensure we have reduced machine downtime  Also, to keep trying new things and consistently-evolving our activities and department....

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  • Rudi van Olderen

    Manager: Finance and Accounting Group

    “My role is a combination of being a business partner as well as being the navigator when it comes to risk assessment. I strive for the highest quality with my finance team to support the further development of our business. Being a young organisation is challenging but also gives a lot of opportunities for our...

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  • Kobelco HR - Mathilde Pesch

    Mathilde Pesch

    Human Resources and General Affairs Manager

    “Some of my biggest challenges in my role are finding the right balance, with suitable candidates, making timely decisions, while advising management. Additionally, standing up for a company, carefully implementing projects (that benefit employees), guiding employees and providing numbers/results. I tackle these, in a courageous, positive, result-driven manner, finding solutions with out-of-the-box thinking, taking Kobelco...

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  • Laura van Pinxteren

    Laura van Pinxteren

    Branding, Content Marketing and Communication Manager

    “As a branding and communication expert, it is a great challenge to work with a brand like Kobelco. Since I have started with Kobelco end 2015 we have been growing the brand in many more countries and attending the biggest events in Europe. My focus is ensuring that the Kobelco brand message is shown, understood...

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