Charmant Group to Appoint Masakiyo Honjo as New President, CEO

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MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant Group has announced that company’s current president and CEO Masao Miyachi will not renew his contract. Miyachi, who has been with Charmant for 40 years and has served as president and CEO since 2010, will depart the company at the end of March. Group chairman Kaoru Horikawa has appointed Masakiyo Honjo to take on the role of president and CEO of Charmant after Miyachi’s departure, with this new role beginning April 1, 2020.

Honjo began his career at Charmant’s Japanese factory 34 years ago. Since then, he has held many management positions within the company including general manager of product planning and development, and chief operating officer of the international division. In 2018, he was appointed president and CEO of Charmant’s U.S. subsidiary—a role which he will retain. Honjo will return to Charmant’s headquarters in Japan.