Arxspan Announces Opening of Japan Office and the Appointment of Akihito Usa as Japan Country Manager


Southborough, MA, USA – May 1, 2014 – Arxspan, a leading provider of web based applications to manage research data, announced today the opening of its Japan office and the appointment of Akihito Usa as Japan Country Manager. In this capacity, Mr. Usa will be responsible for all commercial activities for Arxspan in Japan. Mr. Usa brings to Arxspan 25 years of successful sales and marketing experience in the cheminformatics field.

“We are very pleased that Usa has decided to join Arxspan’s management team in a commercial role,” said Peter Rosati, Arxspan’s Chief Executive Officer. “Usa has the experience and network to increase Arxspan’s presence within Japan and to expand Arxspan’s business development team within the region.”

Prior to joining Arxspan, Usa was a Vice President of Pacific Operations at PerkinElmer, establishing the company’s Japan subsidiary and managing sales, field marketing, and services for its electronic laboratory notebook and chemical analysis tools. Previously, Usa served as Managing Director of cheminformatics provider MDL Information Systems Japan, managing pre- and post sales, consulting, and administration. In addition, Usa served in sales and general management roles at Kubota Computer, Simulation Technology, and Japan Radio Company. He holds a BS Degree in Information & Communication Technology from Tamagawa University.

“I am delighted to join Arxspan and to play a key role in the company’s growth”, said Mr. Usa. “Arxspan has the potential to become the world’s leading provider of web-based electronic laboratory notebooks and other research management applications for chemists and biologists, and I look forward to helping Arxspan achieve that objective.”