St. Paul, MN (July 21, 2023) —Matsuura USA announced today the planned retirement of President, David Hudson, after 10 years with the organization.
Current Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Billy Bogue, will succeed Hudson as acting President.
A leader with a 35-year history in the industry and 10 with Matsuura, Hudson has been instrumental in driving growth, while maintaining the high level of strong customer relationships and innovative solutions that Matsuura is known for.
“I’m proud of all we have accomplished at Matsuura USA and of the talented and dedicated people I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside,” said Hudson. “It has been a huge privilege to have the opportunity to lead this great company. However, I am now devoting more time to my family and passions outside the workplace. I remain committed to working closely with the Board and Matsuura’s acting President, Billy Bogue, for a smooth transition.
“On behalf of Matsuura, I want to thank David for his years of service to Matsuura, his outstanding leadership, and notably his commitment to our customers, distributor partners, and our employees,” said Katsutoshi Matsuura, President of Matsuura Corporation.
“As President, David ensured that our company remained strong and successful, leading Matsuura through a period of unprecedented growth and innovation. We look forward to continuing this strong trajectory under the leadership of Billy Bogue, who is a strategic thinker and proven leader, Matsuura added.”
Billy Bogue, Acting President
With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Bogue is a seasoned global business leader, joining Matsuura in 2021 as National Sales Manager. Bogue was quickly promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he maintains a deep passion for solving manufacturing challenges and an unwavering focus on Matsuura’s customers.
“We have every confidence in Billy as he takes on the role and responsibilities of acting President, which is the result of a thoughtful and deliberate long-term succession planning process. Billy brings a wealth of strategic and executive leadership experience, and we are pleased to transition the role of acting President to Billy,” Matsuura said.
“I am honored to lead this exceptional company and look forward to working closely with the Board, management, and team members to build on the initiatives underway to drive strong and sustainable growth and create additional value for our customers,” Bogue said.
“Billy is a passionate and visionary leader with an engaging leadership style, a customer-first approach, and proficiency in building and leading teams,” Matsuura added. “He has played a key role in Matsuura’s growth and success, and we are pleased to have appointed a leader of Billy’s caliber to the role of acting President.”
Billy holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Leo University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College.
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.