SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (YRC) has shuffled executive assignments at its Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) subsidiary, including the promotion of Jeff Barna to president one year after he joined the company as COO.
The other promotions are:
Hideto Katsuragawa to chairman of YTC in addition to his duties as president and CEO of Yokohama Corp. of North America (YCNA), which oversees all Yokohama-related operations in North America. He also is a board member and senior managing corporate officer of YRC.
Shinichi Takimoto to CEO of YTC, Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. and Yokohama Tire Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. He also is a YRC corporate officer.
Mr. Barna's expanded role includes oversight of the company's OE sales, export sales and human resource functions, which complements his current responsibilities of sales, marketing, product management, supply chain/logistics, project management and business analytics.
Mr. Barna joined YTC in January 2017 after 32 years of management, sales and logistics positions at a number of companies, including Nilfisk-Advance Inc., an international company in the professional cleaning products and service industry; Exide Technologies, a global battery manufacturer; and Tenneco Automotive.