Furukawa Rock Drill (FRD) has named Manabu “Michael” Sato as president following the retirement of Jeff Crane. Crane served FRD USA for more than 45 years, and will remain a senior advisor to FRD, reporting to Sato.
Sato has worked for FRD since 1990 in a variety of positions, and served their executive VP from 2009 to 2015. Crane began his career with the company in 1974, when he worked as a draftsman.
“Jeff has been an integral part of FRD.USA’s success, helping us to become one of the industry’s leading rock drill and attachment manufacturers,” Sato said in a press release. “We are thankful that he will stay on to serve as a senior advisor, as he has a wealth of knowledge to offer.”