TOKYO (Oct. 3, 2016) — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has promoted Masataka Yamaishi, head of corporate planning, to president of its tire business unit, succeeding Hikomitsu Noji, who's held that post since April 2011.
Yokohama did not elaborate on the reasons for the change.
Mr. Yamaishi has been head of corporate planning division and head of tire business planning division since March 31, and president of Yokohama Motorsports International since March 2015.
He retains the corporate planning and motorsports positions and continues as a member of the board.
Mr. Noji, 57, continues as president of YRC and a member of the board.
Yokohama also promoted Tadaharu Yamamoto to head of tire business planning division, succeeding Mr. Yamaishi, and Shuichi Tsukada to head of corporate social responsibility division.