In 1953, armed with a B.S. in metallurgy from Akita Mining College and a B.S. in business from the University of Oregon, Kazumitsu Shiomi set his eyes on the future. Today, as CEO of Fuji Filter Mfg. Co., Ltd., and chairman of Wuhan Fuji Filter Co., Ltd., in China, he hardly blinks as his company supplies the world's nations with gas, oil, high-viscosity, and other fluid filtration technology.
With headquarters in Tokyo, factories in Japan and China, and offices around the world, it's a long way from the UO campus. But it was at the Lundquist College of Business where Shiomi began to learn the importance of joint consultation and research with the end user. As a result, Fuji Filter has supported industry since its founding in 1966, and it works steadfastly incorporating new ideas into its product line as it seeks to overcome the diverse problems of the production processes it serves.
Today, Fuji Filter supplies chemical and power plants and machinery, plane, ship, and automobile manufacturers. It's customers range from Aramco to Toshiba.
Besides being CEO of Fuji Filter, Shiomi is vice-president of Materials and Energy Research Institute Tokyo, Ltd.; vice president of the Japan Association of the World Filtration Association, and director of the Association of Liquid Filtration and Purification Industry in Japan.