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Carey Graves promoted to President of Daiwa USA


Carey Graves has been promoted to President of Daiwa USA, the company’s United States operation.

He replaces Trevor Teragaki (pictured below right), who has been elevated to Board Chairman and also represents Daiwa USA as a board member for Globeride Inc., Daiwa’s Japan-based parent company. The moves are expected to strengthen Daiwa’s increasingly strong position in the North and South American recreational fishing markets.

“Carey is extremely well qualified for his new position,” said Curt Arakawa, Daiwa’s Marketing Manager. “From a marketing standpoint I noticed an immediate difference when he came on board five years ago. He has over 27 years of experience at the top levels of the US fishing industry, excels at planning, clearly communicates company strategy and keeps everyone in the chain of command aware of his position on relevant issues.

“All that makes it easier for the rest of us to make smart, informed decisions. Additionally, Carey has great insight with products, marketing, sales, maintenance and even running the warehouse, plus he’s brought some wonderful people on board in the time he’s been here.

“I can definitely point to his leadership as being one of the prime reasons Daiwa has experienced such a significant upswing in business over the past few years. He’s a great leader and team-mate, the kind that makes everyone around him want to excel. Anyone working here would say the same thing. We’re all excited about Carey’s promotion, and we all believe Daiwa is destined to become one of the top companies in the industry under his direction.”

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