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Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has announced changes to its executive team, including a new general manager for the company's tire planning and administration department.

All of the changes are effective Sept. 1, 2015.

Sadao Ichihara will give up his title as group executive officer for DT Business, but will continue serving as a director; senior corporate officer; and deputy general manager of the seismic isolation rubber division in charge of dealing with customers and repairing work.

Masaji Ishino will move up to senior corporate officer and take over Ichihara’s position as group executive officer for DT Business, moving up from a corporate officer and deputy group executive officer. Ishino will continue serving as general manager of DT strategy and planning department, DT business group headquarters; and compliance officer for DT Business group headquarters.

Masao Takiwaki will serve as general manager of the legal department, compliance and legal center, while continuing as a corporate officer and general manager of compliance and legal center.

Tadashi Ogawa has been named a new corporate officer, and will continue to serve as general manager of the DT sales division and the automotive parts sales department No.2.

Toshihiro Fujiwara is the new general manager of the tire planning and administration department in the tire planning division. Fujiwara previously served as general manager of the production department at the Kuwana Plant for the tire production division.

Hideo Tsunaka is the new general manager of the internal audit department and compliance and legal center. Tsunaka previously served as general manager of the legal department compliance and legal center.

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