Toyo names Yoshimoto senior corporate officer

March 19, 2008

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has promoted Masaharu Yoshimoto, CEO and president of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., to senior corporate officer, effective April 1.

Yoshimoto has been CEO and president of Toyo Tire U.S.A. since July 2005. He began working for Toyo in 1972

"During his tenure with the company, he has worked in several world markets including the United States (twice) and Australia, where he ascended to managing director and CEO of Toyo Tyre & Rubber Australia Limited in June 2001," say Toyo officials.

"Under Mr. Yoshimoto’s direction, (Toyo Tire U.S.A.) has continued to experience double-digit sales increases now spanning six of the last seven years," they add.