Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. (MHIA), a 100% subsidiary of world-leading industrial manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has appointed Michael Sicker as president of its oil and gas division on April 29. He succeeds Hiroaki Osaki, who has retired from his role as president but continues to serve as chairman of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp., Japan.

Sicker holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University, along with an MBA from Akron University. (Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc.)

MHIA’s oil and gas division creates synergies within MHI Group’s product portfolio, providing a one-stop solution for LNG turbomachinery, engineering, digitalization and R&D solutions. In parallel to his new role as president, Sicker will continue to serve as MHIA’s global account manager for Exxon Mobil, responsible for integrating solutions that maximize customer value.

Sicker, who has served in various senior management positions in the oil and gas industry, has worked for several Mitsubishi Group companies throughout his 30-year career, playing critical roles in the formation of MHI’s Tire Machinery division in Ohio and most recently MHI Compressor International Corp.’s Texas manufacturing and service facility.

“Since my career began with Mitsubishi International Corporation, I have grown to truly appreciate the company’s strong customer focus and deep commitment to managing operations with honesty and integrity,” Sicker said. “As president of the oil and gas division, I look forward to the responsibility of delivering state-of-the-art compression systems as well as identifying and leading business opportunities for the MHI Group’s turbomachinery, engineering and next-generation business solutions.”