Published on December 11, 2013

Yokohama Rubber makes changes in senior management

Crain News Service report

TOKYO (Dec. 11, 2013) — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has appointed new corporate officers and changed senior management responsibilities, effective Jan. 1.

Tooru Kobayashi will become director and executive vice president, head of corporate planning division and president of Yokohama Business Association Corp. He no longer will be president of Multiple Business.

Yuji Goto will become the director and senior managing corporate officer, chief tire production officer and the head of the company’s Tire Production Division. He no longer will be the president of tire business.

Takao Oishi will become the director and managing corporate officer and president of Multiple Business. He is currently director and managing corporate officer, vice president of Multiple Business and head of Multiple Business global sales and marketing division.

Hideto Katsuragawa will become director and corporate officer, head of Tire Business Planning Division and the head of Tire Logistics Division. He no longer will be the head of the Tire Overseas Sales and Marketing Division.

Yasushi Tanaka will become the managing corporate officer, head of North America Tire Plant Division. He is the managing corporate officer, assistant to president of Tire Business, head of North America tire plant division.

Toshiyuki Nishida will become the managing corporate officer in charge of Multiple Business production and technology. He is currently the managing corporate officer, chief Multiple Business production and technical officer, head of Multiple Business production and Technical Planning Division.

Atao Kishi will become corporate officer, head of Commercial Tire Development Division and president of Yokohama Tire Retread Col. Ltd. He currently is corporate officer, head of Commercial Tire Development Division.

Shigeru Nakano will become corporate officer, president of L.L.C. Yokohama R.P.Z. and president of L.L.C. Yokohama Russia. He currently is president of L.L.C. Yokohama R.P.Z., corporate officer, president of L.L.C. Yokohama R.P.Z., president of L.L.C. Yokohama Russia (corporate officer, president of L.L.C. Yokohama R.P.Z.)

Sigeru Kagami will be promoted to corporate officer, head of Tire Production Technology Division. He is acting head of the Tire Production Division.

Osamu Mikami will be promoted to corporate officer, head of Tire Overseas Sales and Marketing Division. He is the acting head of the Tire Overseas Sales and Marketing Division.

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