BICSI names new Japan leadership

Ultimate goal is to eventually grow BICSI's Japan organization from "District" to "Region" status.

BICSI has announced the appointment of Yoshitaka Matsushima, RCDD, as the new BICSI Japan district chair, and Masayuki Mori, RCDD, as the new BICSI Japan district secretary. Together, Matsushima and Mori bring more than 30 years of ITS experience to the Japan District, according to a press release issued by the organization.

Currently working as a data center manager and operation team manager with ING Life Insurance Company in Tokyo, Matsushima has more than 16 years of experience including data center design, disaster recovery, management of multiple data center sites and installation.

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Matsushima joined the BICSI Japan steering committee in 2007 and has served as BICSI Japan district secretary since 2009. He is also a BICSI certified trainer. As district chair, Matsushima hopes to further increase BICSI membership in Japan, disseminate BICSI best practices and standards and introduce the concept of certified BICSI installers. His ultimate goal is to eventually grow the Japan District to Region status.

Mori is an assistant sales manager with TE Connectivity and has 17 years of industry experience, including project management of several sizable projects throughout Japan. After receiving his RCDD in 2004, Mori assisted with the translation of BICSI’s Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) into Japanese and is working to translate the ANSI/BICSI 002-2011, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices standard. As the BICSI Japan District Secretary, Mori will work with the District Chair to increase BICSI membership and promote the association to ITS Installers in the District.

"BICSI is proud to have these two individuals take up such important leadership positions in BICSI's Japan District. This commitment demonstrates their dedication to the association and to the industry," comments BICSI President Jerry Bowman, RCDD, RTPM, NTS, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP. "Both Yoshitaki Matsushima and Masayuki Mori bring with them years of experience that will help steer BICSI Japan membership and increase best practices and standards in the district for years to come."

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