You could say he's the guy who got the Good Times rolling:

https://tinyurl.com/mrx7rkdw

"In 1966, Hamawaki first established the American Kawasaki Motors Corporation on US shores. Together with Alan Masek, the pair built up the Kawasaki dealer network across America. To effectively market to a new customer base, though, Hamawaki quickly understood that they also needed to study that customer base to find out what it needed and wanted."