Toyo Names New Management at U.S. Plant
Shinji Tanabe has been named chairman and CEO of Toyo Tire North American Manufacturing Inc. and will be responsible for Toyo's consumer tire plant in White, Ga.
A 41-year Toyo veteran, Tanabe has held a variety of ascending positions within the company.
In related news, Patrick Lenz has been named president and chief operating officer of Toyo Tire North American Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyo Tire Corp., also the parent company of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. He will supervise the Georgia plant's day-to-day operations.
Lenz replaces Donald Bunn, who is retiring from Toyo after a 17-year run. He was named Toyo Tire North American Manufacturing CEO in 2018.