Hiroshi Hayase is a senior director in the Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) Technology group. He joined Omdia in November 2014, when the company acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. With nearly 30 years of experience in the LCD industry, he brings an unparalleled focus to sales, marketing management, production, product engineering and market research and analysis.
At DisplaySearch, Hiroshi served as vice president of small and medium displays. Before that, he was responsible for sales and market research at a Taiwanese LCD panel/module manufacturer, Wintek Japan Corporation. Earlier, he served as sales manager with Applied Komatsu Technology (AKT), where he was responsible for sales of CVD systems to major Japanese panel producers. He also has 13 years of experience in sales management and production engineering across the full range of LCD production processes with Seiko Epson. Hiroshi holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Shizuoka University, Japan.