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Hitachi Adds Midwest Education Consultant

Hitachi Software Engineering America announced the appointment of Michael Casagrande as midwestern educational and training consultant.

Michael Casagrande

Michael Casagrande

In his new role, Casagrande will serve as the primary liaison with educators and customers at various educational institutes to introduce Hitachi products and the StarBoard line in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Hitachi, Casagrande served as regional sales manager for netTrekker, a leading educational search and content delivery tool. Casagrande also previously served as an account manager for Thomson Learning, and he worked directly with school districts, aiding districts in the implementation of new textbooks and supplements in various grade levels and subject areas.

His primary responsibilities include growing Hitachi's customer base in the midwest and participating in various sales-related events and trade shows. Casagrande will also assist in training for dealers and end-users, according to the company.

"Michael brings a wealth of sales leadership experience in the education market as well as a proven track record as an outstanding relationship builder," said Ted Wakabayashi, president of Hitachi Software Engineering, in a statement.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to begin working with Hitachi Software and helping schools understand how the Hitachi StarBoard can help teachers differentiate their instruction in the classroom and help bridge the student achievement gap," Casagrande said.


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