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Yokohama promotes three corporate executives

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Yokohama promotes three corporate executives

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has announced three promotions in the organization, effective May. 1.

The executives, their former roles, new positions and responsibilities are:

1. Tom Masuguchi, formerly vice president and chief accounting officer is now senior vice president, chief strategy officer and deputy chief financial officer.  “As chief strategy officer, Tom will assist me in overseeing the day-to-day execution of our overall strategic vision,” said Takayuki Hamaya, chief operating officer. “He will work closely with various areas within Yokohama to make certain we are focused on the proper goals and initiatives, as well as ensuring effective communication between the different groups within the company. Tom will also be responsible for YTC’s information technology department.”

2. Jeremy Kahrs, former director of corporate planning and OE sales is now senior director, supply chain, logistics, corporate planning and OE sales. Kahrs’s responsibilities include YTC’s operational logistics such as transportation, distribution centers and all supply chain functions, including forecasting, production planning and finished goods inventory optimization.

3. Alan Easome, formerly senior director of operations has been promoted to senior director, new plant development. In his new role, Easome will jointly oversee YTC’s new commercial tire plant in Mississippi with YTC’s parent company, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.  As the new plant evolves, Easome will transition the areas of logistics and supply chain to Jeremy Kahrs over the next several months.

YTC is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. For more information on YTC’s restructuring see:

Yokohama restructures sales organization

Yokohama names Noji and Hamaya to key posts

Yokohama creates Mexican subsidiary

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