FULLERTON, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2005) — Yokohama Tire Corp. recently celebrated 35 years in the U.S. tire market.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. founded its U.S. operations in 1969 in Los Angeles. The headquarters eventually moved to Fullerton in 1986.
The U.S. company is headed by Norio Karashima, who was named president and CEO last year. He replaced Koji Ikawa, who was one of the first U.S. employees for Yokohama.
“Yokohama Tire Corp. is proud of what we've become,” said Art Michalik, director of marketing communications. “However, it's still just the beginning.”