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Aki Ito

Director of International Operations

Aki Ito is an experienced localization professional who has worked in the industry since 1996.  His background includes sales management, operations, project management, Japanese language management and consulting, and translation memory tool management.  Aki has served as a member and chair of the board of directors of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) and on the editorial board of MultiLingual magazine.

Prior to his involvement in the localization industry, Aki was an account executive at Dell Computer in the United States and Japan, selling personal computers and networking solutions to multinational companies for their worldwide implementations.  He holds an MBA in international marketing and a BA in international relations.

Call Aki (Dallas, United States):  1-612-986-3108
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Terukazu Konishi

Director of Sales
Europe

Terukazu Konishi has worked in the localization and translation industry almost two decades, building sales and marketing teams and facilitating business growth and customer relationships for some of the largest language service providers. He also has a strong background in information technology and business consulting. Konishi has experience working with teams around the world and is currently focused in Europe. Prior to working in the localization industry, Konishi served at IBM Japan for more than a decade as a software engineer and account manager helping clients in banking, manufacturing, government, public utilities, and the telecom industry. 

Call Terukazu: +39 327 8493712
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Mark Stephenson

Business Development Manager
Europe

Mark was educated in England and Germany before graduating from the University of Surrey with a BSc in Mathematics in June 2009. His native language is English, and he is fluent in German.  He joined TOIN through an internship before being accepted as a business development manager in Europe. He currently looks after clients in Germany.  In his spare time Mark is a keen martial artist, studying and teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu in London and south east England.

Call Mark: +44 7890 290123
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Sudong Kim

Business Development Manager
Asia

Before joining TOIN, Sudong was a multimedia programmer and instructor, using Macromedia Director for Korean conglomerates and institutions. After his study of Asian culture at Redlands University in the United State and English (linguistics? at Reitaku University in Japan, Sudong worked at TOIN as a project manager for nine years and began working in business development in 2014. On the weekend, Sudong follows his passion for roasting coffee beans for making decent espresso and brewing coffee.

Call Sudong: +82-10-4758-5186
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Ken Sakai

Sr. Business Development Manager
North America

Ken Sakai started Pacific Dreams, Inc. in 1992 in Oregon and joined TOIN Corporation in November 2008. Prior to establishing Pacific Dreams, Ken worked for over eight years for SUMCO USA Corporation. His expertise includes networking with Japanese and U.S. companies and joint-venture partnerships.

He is a well-known veteran of the semiconductor industry, and his technical translation and interpreting skills assist semiconductor companies and a variety of high-tech manufacturing industries in the United States and Japan.  He was born and raised in Tokyo and holds a B.S. in Agriculture from Shinshu University in Nagano, Japan.

Call Ken (Portland, United States): 1-503-783-1394
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