Management Overview

Akihiko Oma

President and CEO

In October of 2017, Mr. Oma assumed the position of president and CEO for Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC).  Under his leadership, TAEC has focused on expanding Toshiba’s HDD, discrete semiconductor and system LSI businesses in key application areas such as IoT, in-vehicle systems, data center, automotive, and industrial. As a 35-year Toshiba veteran, Mr. Oma has held a variety of management, planning, marketing, and sales positions, including his prior role of senior vice president of planning and operations at TAEC.  During Mr. Oma's six year tenure with Toshiba Electronics Asia, Ltd. in Hong Kong, his responsibilities included managing the intricacies of Toshiba’s international operations for electronic components. He then returned to Japan to manage global planning for Toshiba's semiconductor business, developing the strategy and direction for the company's global sales and marketing teams.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree as a graduate from Waseda University in Japan.

Kyle Yamamoto

Vice President, HDD Business Unit

Kyle Yamamoto is vice president of TAEC’s HDD Business Unit, which includes sales, marketing, customer technical support, planning, logistics, post sales and R&D for Hard Disk Drives covering the entire Americas region and headquartered customers.  He joined Toshiba in 2009 and has a combined 25 years storage industry experience.  Kyle has held a variety of management, marketing, business operations and planning roles, across both HDDs and SSDs.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis.

Deepak Prakash

Vice President, System LSI Group

Deepak Prakash is the Vice President for TAEC’s System LSI Group with engineering, marketing and sales responsibilities for TAEC’s System LSI Products. The semiconductor products Mr. Prakash oversees include - Custom ASICs and Application Specific Standard Products. His responsibilities include development and marketing of these products including Motor Drivers, MCUs, Automotive Products and Mobile Peripheral Devices. Mr. Prakash joined TAEC in 2002 and has held various Engineering, Marketing, Product Planning and Product Management positions during that time. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Jay Heinecke

Vice President, Semiconductor and Material & Devices Business Units

Mr. Heinecke holds the position of Vice President of TAEC’s Semiconductor and Material & Devices Business Units.  A 35-year industry veteran, Mr. Heinecke is responsible for the sales and marketing of Toshiba’s semiconductor products which include: power semiconductors, optoelectronics, microwave, RF, logic, small signal devices, MCU, Digital and Analog ICs, and sensors. The Material & Device products portfolio includes: amorphous cores, ball and roller blanks, scintillators, substrates, thermal print heads, and power magnetron product groups.  Mr. Heinecke has held numerous sales, marketing, operational, and product management positions leading up to his current position. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School, in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Bill Nutini

Vice President, Sales

Bill Nutini is Vice President of Sales at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. He is responsible for the sales of all products with a primary focus on HDD, discrete semiconductors, and system LSI. He is responsible for all aspects of sales including direct customers and channel partners while managing the TAEC salesforce along with the entire rep network. Bill has been at TAEC for 28 years during which he served in a variety of sales capacities. He began his career in  Chicago before relocating to California in 2006. Before joining Toshiba, Bill was employed at Mitsubishi Electronics, America where he held several sales roles. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Bill currently resides in Laguna Beach, CA where his passion for ice hockey consumes his spare time.

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