EFJohnson Names John Suzuki President and CEO


IRVING, TEXAS – May 11, 2015 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced today that, effective immediately, its board of directors has appointed John Suzuki as president and chief executive officer, to succeed Jim Green.   

Haruo Kawahara, chairman and chief executive officer of JVCKENWOOD Corporation commented: “We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Green in establishing the foundation for the company after JVCKENWOOD acquired EFJohnson in 2014 to position it for its next phase of growth. With this new appointment, we look to Mr. Suzuki to bring his extensive sales leadership for public safety and industrial market experience to capitalize on this growth trend.”

“I am honored and excited to be named the new leader of EFJohnson,” said Mr. Suzuki.  “With the recent acquisition by JVCKENWOOD, this is a pivotal time for EFJohnson as it has strengthened its position as a progressive competitor within the radio industry.  I look forward to building on the momentum created by the EFJohnson team and helping expand the company’s competitive position and market share.” 

Mr. Suzuki has 30 years of experience in the land mobile radio industry including 7 years leading the sales team at EFJohnson.  Mr. Suzuki also served in sales and operations roles at Motorola Canada, Ericsson Incorporated and most recently at Avtec Incorporated.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from Duke University.

About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. is an independent subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EFJohnson focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The Company’s customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company’s products are marketed under the EFJohnson and Kenwood brands. For more information, visit www.efjohnson.com.


JVCKENWOOD is a global manufacturer specializing in Automotive and Professional System Solutions. It was reborn as one company in October 2011 through the merger of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and Kenwood Corporation (Kenwood) three years after management integration. JVCKENWOOD operates four business segments, Car Electronics, Professional Systems, Optical & Audio, and Entertainment Software with image, sound, and radio technologies, as well as infotainment and visual software. JVCKENWOOD creates excitement and peace of mind, while aiming to achieve profitable growth and become a business group that is widely trusted by society. For more information, visit http://www.jvckenwood.co.jp/en/.

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