After graduating from university and receiving his bachelors’ degree, Toshiaki Kurihara joined Iwata Label in 1996. His first responsibility was working as sales representative, which he quickly became familiar with the many labeling solutions and labeling machines Iwata Label produces. After that he moved into the engineering division as a sales engineer. In 2001, he joined the Overseas Division and then in 2015 he moved to Düsseldorf, Germany and opened the Iwata Label’s first overseas office, IWATA LABEL Europe. At that time he was appointed Technical Manager and head of the Düsseldorf Office. Since then, he has been actively promoting Iwata Label’s products and services in Europe and India.