Toyo Reorganises its North American Business
(Akron/Tire Review) Toyo Tire & Rubber Co has reorganised its entire North American operations under a new umbrella company – Toyo Tires International – that will oversee all of its manufacturing, distribution and sales and marketing efforts in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Falling under Toyo Tires International (TTI) will be Toyo Tire (USA) Corp., Toyo Tire North America, Nitto Tire North America and Nitto Tire Mexico. Carlos Kibata, former president of Toyo Tire (USA) Corp and Toyo Tire North America, has been named president of Toyo Tires International.
Newly appointed is Lori Suzuki, who will serve as senior vice president and general counsel for TTI; and Masaharu Yoshimoto, former president of Toyo Tire, Australia, has been named as president and CEO of Toyo Tire (USA) Corp.