Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI, has promoted Hideo (Harry) Yonenaga to the position of president, medical packaging machinery division. The medical packaging machinery division distributes the Osaka-based Maruho’s blister packaging machines, which have been specially modified to meet the exacting demands of the U.S. market.

As president, Yonenaga will assume responsibility for the growth and expansion of MHI’s advanced line of blister packaging machines, which includes the EAGLE-Rx, the EAGLE-Uni, the EAGLE-Max, the EAGLE-Pro & EAGLE-Pro(s), and the EAGLE-Omni.

Prior to assuming the presidency, Yonenaga was the general manager of MHK’s overseas business promotion division. Before joining MHK, he served as business division head for the Panasonic Corporation Storage Data Archive business and, prior to that, served in the broadcast and AV production industry within Panasonic Corp.

MHI is the U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd, a Japanese healthcare company with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S.