Makita U.S.A. Welcomes Sean Okada as New President and CEO
Makita, a leading global manufacturer of innovative power tools, outdoor power equipment and accessories, is proud to announce the appointment of a seasoned industry leader as its new president and CEO. The company is excited to welcome Sean Okada to lead Makita’s continued growth and success in the United States.
Okada brings a wealth of experience and perspective to Makita U.S.A., Inc. He comes to the United States after seven years as president of Makita Australia. He also held leadership positions at Makita United Kingdom and Makita Gulf in Dubai.
As the new president Okada will drive the company’s strategic initiatives, foster innovation, and expand market presence while upholding Makita’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
Key initiatives include an accelerated expansion of the 40V | 80V max XGT® System of equipment and tools, which will push cordless technology into more professional applications and allow contractors to remove cords and gas cans from job sites. In the accessory category, Makita will offer more premium solutions including new Impact XPS® Insert Bits and Fastening Accessories with patented torsion-zone technology for best-in-class performance and durability. Okada will also focus on the company’s highest standards in distribution, training, and after-sales service.
Okada’s arrival follows significant Makita expansion and growth in the United States. In the past five years Makita has constructed over 1-million square feet of distribution, warehouse, and service space as well as dedicated training centers in three new state-of-the-art facilities in Reno, NV, Wilmer, TX, and Flowery Branch, GA. The new distribution network is designed to best serve dealer partners and end users across the United States.
For more information, visit https://www.makitatools.com.
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