tech:

taffy

Shinsuke Takahashi Joins NEC America As CEO

[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Shinsuke Takahashi has joined NEC America as president and CEO effective January 1, 2013. He succeeds Takayuki Okada, who is returning to Japan to take up new responsibilities at NEC Corporation.

In his new role, Mr. Takahashi will oversee the company’s diverse businesses in North America, including voice, data and IT solutions for enterprise, government and carrier markets.

Mr. Takahashi brings to NEC more than 20 years of sales, marketing and business development, primarily with NEC and NEC America. His most recent position was as president of JAE Electronics, a provider of advanced electronic components and aerospace products based in Irvine, California. JAE Electronics, is the US subsidiary of Japan Aviation Electronics (JAE)  of Tokyo, Japan. NEC Corporation is a shareholder in JAE.

Mr. Takahashi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia University, Tokyo, and participated in an International Exchange Program at the University of Wisconsin from 1978 to 1979.

Also see:

TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

TransUnion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by GIC.

Huvr raises $5M

Huvr, a cloud-based industrial asset management solution company, has raised $5 million.

American Express acquires fintech company Kabbage

American Express has entered into an agreement to acquire Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides cash flow management solutions to small businesses.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Equifax acquires Ansonia

Equifax has acquired Ansonia, a provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable data used by financial institutions, creditors, and businesses focused on the transportation and logistics industries.