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Yokohama's Noji will leave for Japan

Posted on August 10, 2014

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. announced changes in its senior management team at the Aug. 8, 2014, board of directors meeting. The changes will be effective as of Oct. 1, 2014.

One of the executives is Hikomitsu Noji, CEO of Yokohama Tire Corp. since May 1 of 2013. He has been assigned to two upper level executive positions at the home office in Japan.

Here are the changes (with current responsibilities in parentheses).

Changes in directors' responsibilities

* Hikomitsu Noji: president and representative director; president of the Tire Business Division (president and representative director; CEO of Yokohama Tire Corp. and Yokohama Corp. of North America).

* Hideto Katsuragawa: director and managing corporate officer; chief tire marketing officer; head of the OE Tire Sales & Marketing Div.; president of Yokohama Continental Tire Co. Ltd. (director and managing corporate officer; head of the Tire Business Planning Div.; head of the Tire Logistics Div.).

* Tetsuya Kuze: director and managing corporate officer; chief tire technical officer (director and managing corporate officer; chief tire technical officer; head of the Consumer Tire Development Div.).

Changes in corporate officers’ responsibilities

* Hirohiko Takaoka: managing corporate officer; president of Yokohama Tire Japan Co. Ltd. (managing corporate officer; head of domestic replacement tire sales; president of Yokohama Tire Japan Co. Ltd.).

* Takaharu Fushimi: managing corporate officer; CEO of Yokohama Corp. of North America (managing corporate officer; head of the OE Tire Sales & Marketing Div.; president of Yokohama Continental Tire Co. Ltd.).

* Masataka Yamaishi: corporate officer; acting head of the Corporate Planning Div.; assistant to the president of the Tire Business Div.; head of the Corporate Planning Dept.; president of Acty Corp. (corporate officer; acting head of the Corporate Planning Div.; assistant to the head of the Tire Business Planning Div.; head of the Corporate Planning Dept.; president of Acty Corp.).

* Yasuhiro Kurokawa: corporate officer; head of the Domestic Replacement Tire Sales Div. (corporate officer; vice president of Yokohama Tire Japan Co. Ltd.).

* Masaki Noro: corporate officer; head of the Consumer Tire Development Div.; president of Yokohama Motorsports International Co. Ltd. (corporate officer; acting head of the Consumer Tire Development Div.; head of the Consumer Tire Product Planning Dept.; president of Yokohama Motorsports International Co. Ltd.

Yokohama Rubber posted net income of 18 billion yen on net sales of 283.9 billion yen for the first half ended June 30, 2014.

Related Topics: Hikomitsu Noji, Management changes, Yokohama financials

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