Ushio Announces Appointment Of Takabumi Asahi As Chief Executive Officer Of Christie

Ushio Announces Appointment Of Takabumi Asahi As Chief Executive Officer Of Christie

CYPRESS, CA – Ushio Inc., a trusted leader in light sources and optical equipment for industrial processing, visual imaging, and life sciences, and parent company to Christie®, announced the appointment of Takabumi Asahi as chief executive officer of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.

Effective April 1, 2024, Asahi will assume his new role, succeeding Koji Naito. Asahi previously held the role of managing executive officer and chief financial officer, Ushio. He has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Ushio in 2017 as deputy general manager. Previous to Ushio, Asahi worked for Oki Electric Industry, a Japanese information and communications services company, where he acquired global business management experience in various cutting-edge technology fields, including semiconductor, information and telecommunication technology, as well as office automation. Asahi holds an engineering degree from Japan’s Chiba University.

Asahi brings over 30 years of experience to the role, with a commitment to moving forward Ushio’s mission to promote the use of light as illumination and energy to support human well-being and societal growth through technology.

“As we work towards our mission of becoming a light solutions company, I am committed to Ushio’s focus on creating businesses with greater social value,” says Takabumi Asahi. “I’m excited to continue Christie’s important work in developing exceptional experiences for its customers and lighting the way to a sustainable, brighter future for everyone.”

About Christie®  

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. Our technology, paired with the support of professional services to design, deploy and maintain installations, inspires exceptional experiences. Christie solutions are used around the world, from the largest mega-events to the smallest boardrooms, and include advanced RGB pure laser projection, SDVoE technology, content management, image processing, LED and LCD displays. Visit


Ushio Inc. (Head office: Tokyo, TSE: 6925) Established in 1964, the company manufactures and sells lamps, lasers, light-emitting diodes, and other light sources in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared bands of the spectrum along with optical and imaging equipment incorporating these devices. Numerous Ushio products in the industrial process field, which encompasses the manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays, electronic components and other products, and in the visual imaging field, characterized by digital projectors, illumination, and other products, have large market shares. In recent years, Ushio’s operations have expanded to the life science field, most notably medical applications and the environment.