Rinnai America Corporation Welcomes Takashi Sonoda as New President

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Takashi Sonoda, a 30-year veteran of the company, was recently appointed president of Rinnai America Corporation.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Jan. 14, 2013) - Takashi Sonoda, a 30-year veteran of the company, was recently appointed president of Rinnai America Corporation.

Sonoda previously managed a 400-person staff at the company’s Brazil facility and most recently served as president of Rinnai R. B. Controls Co., Ltd., in Japan.

“Takashi brings a unique perspective. His extensive global industry background, strong management skills, and logistics and sales experience are valuable additions to the Rinnai America team,” said Yuzo Yoshida, general manager of overseas business headquarters at Rinnai. 

In addition to welcoming a new president, Rinnai America is growing its advisory committee. Phil Weeks, previously the COO of Rinnai America, recently transitioned to the Rinnai America Advisory Council to help support the expansion of the company’s North American operations.

“As we begin 2013, we are extremely optimistic about the future. With the guidance of Takashi and Phil, we have the right leadership in place to ensure a successful future,” added Yoshida.

About Rinnai
Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $2.5 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai and their entire product line, visit rinnai.us.