February 21, 2020
NABCO Entrances introduces Shimon Okado as the new President and CEO of NABCO Entrances, effective March 1st. Shimon joined NABCO as Executive Vice President on January 1st and will succeed Mr. Yasuhiko Kawabata who will return to NABCO Entrances’ parent company Nabtesco Corporation in Japan at the end of February.
Shimon was General Manager of Global Business Planning and Management Department at Accessibility Innovations Company, Nabtesco Corporation. As a head of the international automatic door business, Shimon has played the integral role of enhancing business growth with current local entities and developing a synergistic platform within its international operations. Prior to joining Nabtesco, Shimon was a long-term representative and Managing Director of Guardian Japan Limited, wholly owned by Guardian Industries Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of flat glass headquartered in Michigan.
Shimon said, “I am honored and humbled to accept this position, and I am incredibly excited about the tremendous opportunities ahead for continuous growth of our 13 NABCO Branch Locations, our extensive network of trusted Distributors, and our loyal customers throughout the United States and Canada.”