Staff

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SARAH SHELNUTT

             US Operations

When she's not managing Sanken's homepage, social media outlets, participating in trade shows, translating, answering phones and emails, or "other duties as assigned," Sarah can be found drinking tea, playing video games, or lifting weights. While fairly new to the industry as a whole, it's been a fantastic plunge into uncharted territory.

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AYA NAKASOU

VP of Sales

Aya's claim to fame is a solo 800-mile road trip between Chicago and Louisville in 2018. Did we mention it was in one day? Yowza! She also has a fondness for steaks, and can conquer a 3-pound Porterhouse in one sitting. Her passion for greatness shows in her work as well, with 20 years experience in the manufacturing field; she's an expert at handling RFQs and processing orders. 

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TETSURO SUGITA

Head of Operations

Mr. Sugita has 25 years experience in the industry, with his specialization falling under tight tolerance machining and lathe. Depending on the season, he can be found visiting Tokyo Disneyland, or snowboarding. Mr. Sugita told us he's getting close to Shaun White's level! If you're ever in Japan, he recommends you try the hot dogs at 7-11 convenience stores (they're completely different from America!)

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KEN OKAMOTO

Global Sales

Ken prefers to call himself a stagehand, making sure Sanken's trade show booths are perfectly set up, and appeal to even the most discerning of eyes. You'll have to find him at our booth to learn more!