Aug. 8 2019 04:56 PM

Akio Takeuchi’s son Toshiya becomes president; Clay Eubanks appointed president, board of directors.

Takeuchi Manufacturing, an Atlanta-based compact equipment maker, has announced its Founder and President Akio Takeuchi has stepped down, and his son, Toshiya Takeuchi, will now serve as president of Takeuchi. He is the second president in the history of Takeuchi Manufacturing. The changes were first announced during the annual shareholders meeting in May.

Additional appointments include Clay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi US to the board of directors. Eubanks has been with Takeuchi US for over three decades and most of the company’s existence.

Clay Eubanks

In his early years, he held various positions within the sales group before he was promoted to manage the sales team.

Eubanks was named president in 2003, and under his leadership and guidance, Takeuchi US has reached new sales goals and gained market share throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“I am honored and humbled by this appointment to the board of directors. I have watched this company grow to become the company it is today,” says Eubanks. “When you have been a member of a company for as long as I have, it’s more like family. I am very proud of this company, its employees, and where we are in the industry. I couldn’t ask for a better place to be.”

Eubanks’ roles now include director of global sales. He will be working closely with other subsidiaries and distributors to grow sales and expand their market share. He will share his knowledge and experience with other Takeuchi locations around the globe.