OSAKA, Japan (Dec. 11, 2015) — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has promoted Tomoshige “Tomo” Mizutani to chairman and CEO of both Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. and Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., effective Jan. 1.
He continues as a senior corporate officer for the parent company. The chairman and CEO roles were unfilled prior to this promotion.
Roy Bromfield, COO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. since December 2013, will succeed Mr. Mizutani as president of Toyo Tire U.S.A., while Iori Suzuki, currently director, senior vice president and general counsel of Toyo Tire U.S.A., will take over as president of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.
Mr. Mizutani's promotion was one of three dozen executive appointments Toyo disclosed Dec. 11.