Iori Suzuki, CEO and president of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., will add the title of chairman. He succeeds James Hawk, who also will conclude his roles as CEO of Toyo Automotive Parts (USA) Inc. and chairman of Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC.
Hawk will step down from all three roles Dec. 31, 2018, and will become a senior advisor to the Toyo Tire group.
Suzuki will continue in his role as corporate officer of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Kiyohito Hasumi has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas. Hasumi served as the company's senior vice president from 2017-2018, and president of both Toyo Tire Canada Inc. and Nitto Tire Canada Inc. from 2014-2016.