Mitsuhata Named Chairman & CEO of Toyo Americas

July 21, 2023

Tatsuo Mitsuhata has been appointed chairman and CEO of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. (TTHA), and Nobuo Yoshida has been appointed president and chief operating officer. Both appointments are effective Aug. 1.

Mitsuhata will continue as director, vice president and corporate officer of sales headquarters. A 35-year Toyo veteran, Mitsuhata has served as president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. and of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH.

Yoshida has been named president and chief operating officer of TTHA. He previously served as TTHA’s senior vice president, strategic planning and supply chain management. During his 21 years with Toyo, Yoshida has worked as managing director of Toyo Tyre (UK) Ltd. and sales director of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH. He also was assigned to Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. from 2005 to 2011.

Their appointments come as Iori Suzuki, chairman, president and CEO is retiring after 18 years of service at TTHA. Suzuki was involved in establishing Toyo's first U.S. tire manufacturing plant in White, Ga. He was appointed TTHA’s president and Toyo's corporate officer in 2016. The company says "Suzuki’s exemplary strategic skills, dedication, and focus have played an integral role in the growth of Toyo Tire’s North American operations."

“On behalf of Toyo Tire, I congratulate Mr. Suzuki on his retirement and thank him for his invaluable contributions to the Company. Mr. Suzuki devoted himself to enhancing Toyo’s corporate function in North America, as well as the Company’s governance and compliance processes, even prior to his appointment as TTHA’s President in 2016,” said Takashi Shimizu, president & CEO of Toyo Tire Corp.