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Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America Ltd.) Announces New President & CEO
June 02, 2020

Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America Ltd.), subsidiary company of Koki Holdings Co, Ltd, formerly part of the Hitachi group, today announced Joe Leffler will assume the role of CEO and President. Hiro Yumoto, will assume the role as interim Chief Operation Officer of the Americas and will continue to serve as chairman of the board of Koki Holdings America. 

Leffler previously served as Chief Operating Officer & General Management for Metabo HPT. He first joined the company in 1994 and has served various roles across the organization. His strengths are in cultivating strategic partnerships and leveraging unique opportunities to consistently deliver strong business results. Leffler offers a unique perspective of the residential and commercial markets having personally used the tools, repaired, and managed at many levels within these industries over the last 30 years. His leadership and insights have helped to deliver Metabo HPT as a Preferred Pro Brand within the United States.

“Our customers, employees and products are what define us today and will continue to be what separates us in the future,” said Leffler. “Through innovation and execution, we will continue to deliver on the opportunity of our position in the building industry. We are taking action that will propel our company into the next phase of its evolution, while providing long-term value to our employees, distribution partners and our end users.”

About Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America Ltd.)

Metabo HPT (the new brand name for Koki Holdings America- formerly part of the Hitachi group) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, and outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors, and collated fasteners. From its headquarters in Braselton, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Metabo HPT supports over 4000 retail locations and over 1000 authorized service centers. Metabo HPT is a brand within Koki Holdings America Ltd., the North American division of Koki Holdings Co., Ltd. Visit

About Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.

Koki Holdings Co., Ltd. is one of world’s leading manufacturers of power tools, pneumatic tools, household power tools, and life sciences equipment. HiKOKI makes and sells a lineup of approximately 1,300 power tools, including drivers, drills, etc.; pneumatic tools such as nailers, gardening tools such as grass trimmers and hedge trimmers, household cleaners and high-pressure washers; and ultracentrifuges and other scientific equipment. 

Koki Holdings boasts the world’s highest technological capabilities and a high level of customer trust backed by a history of 70 years. The company has sales based in 95 countries worldwide, including not only Japan but also Europe, the Americas, Asia, Oceania, the Middle and Near East, and Africa, and is continuing to expand its global presence.