Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has named new leaders for its U.S. and European operations.
The company has announced that Tomoshige Mizutani will become president of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., located in Cypress, Calif., effective July 1, 2014.
Mizutani will continue to serve as president of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., a position he has held since Oct. 1, 2013.
He also is general manager of the company’s Nitto business unit and a corporate officer for Toyo Tire & Rubber Co.
Mizutani replaces Tatsuo Mitsuhata.
Mitsuhata has been named general manager of the company’s Europe business unit, president of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH and president of Toyo Tire Deutschland GmbH.
Mitsuhata’s new responsibilities are effective July 1.
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