Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I), a designer and manufacturer of compressors, drive turbines, gear boxes, and control systems, has named Kazuhito Tojo as president and CEO. He succeeds Jun Fukuda, who will return as an advisor at MCO’s facility in Hiroshima, Japan.
Tojo’s leadership expertise brings a wealth of knowledge to the MCO-I Pearland Work’s facility as he demonstrates efforts to increase the North American turbomachinery footprint and enhance aftersales capabilities. “As the world shifts to a carbon neutral society, MCO-I is a valued solutions provider for our customer’s both new business and afterservices needs. Our goal is to contribute to our customers’ success by delivering cutting-edge technology and reliable compression systems,” said Tojo.
Tojo began his career with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) in 1996, working in a variety of manufacturing positions, including shop operations. He has provided growth for both MHI and MCO through a range of investment opportunities. Tojo transferred as general manager to MCO-I’s Houston office in 2015 to build the process foundation for the Pearland, Texas, facility. He then returned to Japan to manage the manufacturing department as deputy general manager, and later general manager of manufacturing at MCO Hiroshima. In 2021, Tojo transferred to Houston where he has served as executive vice president.