Michiari Ota joined Yushin America in spring of 2014 and took office as YAI’s 4th president on August 1st, 2014. Mr. Ota was groomed for the role upon joining Yushin Precision Equipment in Japan in February 2012. Prior to joining Yushin, Mr. Ota earned a Bachelor’s degree from Senshu University’s School of Commerce in Tokyo. He worked for 21 years for a multinational metalworking machine tool maker, gaining international experience in managerial positions in Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. Mr. Ota is a former pro motorbike racer, snowboarder and pottery sculptor, but now primarily he is a family man enjoying the many new experiences in the USA with his wife and 2 young children.