Ichiro Motoki - President/CEO

Ichiro Motoki has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of UBE Machinery Inc. since December 2016. Prior to his current position, Motoki served as the Director of UBE Machinery Inc. and as the Sales Executive for UBE Machinery Corporation sales since April 2011.

In these roles, he was responsible for the sales & marketing, and management of UBE industrial machinery around the world.

Motoki began his career with UBE in April 1990 as Sales, after that holding a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions over the course of his career.

Pat Berry - Director/Plant Manager

Pat Berry has been with the UBE Group for over 20 years. Starting in 1991 as a Foundry Manager in UBE's Mason Ohio Die Casting Wheel Plant. He then joined UBE's Ann Arbor, MI Machinery Division in 1995 as a Production Manager for mid-size Injection Molding Machines and Die Cast machine assembly, leading to the broader role of all operational responsibilities including engineering, purchasing and customer service.

Pat's prior experience as a Process Control Engineer in the compressor/turbine manufacturing group with GE Aircraft Engines added valuable skills and capabilities.

As a Director of UBE Machinery Inc., Pat utilizes his technical background in engineering and manufacturing as well as his management skills to promote long term business strategies and success.

Masashi Kawata - Director/General Sales Manager

Masashi Kawata is Sales Manager of UBE Machinery, Inc.
Kawata began his career with UBE in 1998, with his first overseas assignment in 2007 at UBE Machinery, Ann Arbor MI where he worked for 7 years. Upon completion he returned to UBE Japan, dedicating himself to Injection Molding Sales in Japan, the United States and the Eastern Asia markets to successfully increase shares of the UBE brand. In 2017, he increased his sales experience with the U-MHI Platech Co. merger.

In January 2018, he returned to the United States for his second tour as Sales Manager of Injection Molding Machinery with the mission to further sales expansion of both the UBE and UMPT brands.

Keith Kurz - General Manager/Human Resource & Administration

Keith Kurz serves as General Manager of Administration for UBE Machinery Inc. He has been with UBE since 1996 taking on roles of increasing responsibility in human resources, administration, IT, legal and facilities He applies many of the concepts he’s learned about Japanese business to UBE's customers and vendors. Knowing that Ube’s success is satisfying customers he applies this to internal customers, helping to create a positive work environment where employees can strive to meet the demands of our customers and partners.

Mitsutake Obata - General Manager/Chicago Office

Mitsutake Obata has been involved in the Plastics Injection Molding industry for over 20 years. He has a career in manufacturing and quality assurance in Japan and a service manager in Chicago in the United States. His career in the United States has been five years since 2015.

As General Manager in Chicago Office, his mission is to contribute to the advancement of customers. To this end, he will continue to communicate with customers to provide the world-class service and solutions.

Glenn Scott - Service & Parts General Manager/Chicago Office

Glenn Scott has been involved in the Plastics Injection Molding industry for over 35 years. He is able to utilize his knowledge and previous hands on experience in supporting customers in all aspects of the Injection Molding Industry. He welcomes his responsibility to ensure that customer support is a high priority and that requested parts and services are delivered without failure and as quickly as possible.
His experience includes, exceptional communication skills, machine installations, special project planning, problem solving. As a seasoned manager he understands the importance of profitability, cost control, efficiency and most important, customer service.

Devin Hake - Service Manager

Devin Hake has been with UBE Since 2004. Prior to UBE, Devin used his Electrical Engineering background in several industrial applications. He utilizes his 20+ years of Industrial Troubleshooting, Process Engineering, and Machine Overhaul experience to lead his Service team to provide quality service in a timely manner.

As Service Manager, Devin strives to provide UBE's customers with the best customer support possible. His team provides preventative maintenance and emergency service as well as, machine upgrades. Devin promotes preventative maintenance and maintenance training to reduce unplanned machine downtime for all UBE customers.

Nick Adams - Service Manager/Chicago Office

Since 1994 Nick Adams has played a key role in the Mitsubishi Service department. He developed the title of senior engineer by creating the US operation, maintenance training manuals, and U-MHI Platech training courses. He is also skilled in mechanical and hydraulic engineering for the racing motorsports industry.

As the service manager since 2018 his goals are to continue to push the envelope on what it means to have world class service. By leading the UMHI Platech service team, he is supporting the best troubleshooters in the industry facilitating never ending service experience and training to his staff. His team approach fosters relationships with our customers that are second to none.

Romy Vlad - Engineering Manager

Romy Vlad has been involved in the Plastics Injection Molding industry for over 24 years. He has an excellent understanding of all aspects of the injection molding machine from testing to installation and startup, to design and engineer customer-driven options. He has been serving as Engineering Manager since 2007. He led his Engineering team to the development of the US series IMM, the servo-driven hydraulic injection molding machine, designed and built in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

As Engineering Manager, his mission is to provide world-class service and solutions to customers' increasing technological requirements in an efficient and profitable manner.

Brandon Bahn - Parts Manager

Brandon started with UBE Machinery Inc. in 2012. During his time at UBE he has worked in variety of roles including Parts Sales, Process Control, Procurement, and as Parts Manager since 2016. His experience with UBE has given him wide range of knowledge about injection molding, die casting, and extrusion machines. He utilizes his experience with new machine installation projects, logistics, and inventory management to provide the highest-level parts support and customer satisfaction for UBE's North American customers.

Robert Sitniewski - Parts Manager/Chicago Office

Robert Sitniewski has been the Parts Manager of the Chicago Office since April 2004. Since joining Mitsubishi in 1992, Robert has also served as Warehouse Manager and Engineering Technician.

His career in plastic injection molding began in 1979, rebuilding and repairing injection molding machines.

Using valuable knowledge from all his previous experiences, he has streamlined the parts operation with the goal of "Complete customer satisfaction".

Garett Bugge - Procurement Manager

Garett Bugge has been with UBE Machinery Inc. since 2017, starting as Service Procurement and recently being promoted to Procurement Manager in 2020. Having previously worked in machine shops, he brought with him knowledge and experience in purchasing raw materials, inventory management, shipping and receiving, and inspection of raw materials.

Here at UBE, Garett works diligently with suppliers to ensure quality and timeliness for service jobs and new machine orders.

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