Astroscale Japan Appoints Bert Izutsu as Vice President

Posted April 13th, 2023 Posted in News

Tokyo, Japan, Apr. 13, 2023 – Astroscale Japan Inc. (“Astroscale Japan”), a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, announces Shunji “Bert” Izutsu as Vice President, effective April 15, 2023.  

In this new role, Izutsu will be engaged in the company’s various operational matters, assisting Astroscale Japan’s Office of the President & Managing Director. 

Izutsu comes to Astroscale with more than 30 years of experience in the defense and aerospace sectors. He most recently served as 36th Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, from August 2020 to March 2023. He held several other key commander positions in the Japan Air SelfDefense Force, Ministry of Defense, including Commander of the Air Defense Command, Commander of the Western Air Defense Command and Commander of the 6th Air Wing. In addition to staff positions in the Air Staff Office, he served in the Japan Cabinet Secretariat, and he began his career as a pilot in the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. He is a graduate of the National Defense Academy of Japan and holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.    

“Bert will be a great addition to our company,” said Eddie Kato, President and Managing Director of Astroscale Japan. “We expect his experience in organizational management, internal revitalization, and strategic planning and execution, as well as his broad network of personal contacts, to contribute to the company’s success.”