Yokohama announces personnel changes
At its board of directors meeting on 27 December, Yokohama Rubber approved a number of changes in responsibility for senior management. These changes entered effect on 1 January. Kinya Kawakami, Yokohama’s director and managing corporate officer, has taken over from Toshiyuki Nishida as general manager of the company’s Hiratsuka factory. In other change that took effect 1 January, Sinichi Suzuki, who is president of the company’s Yokohama R.P.Z. L.L.C. tyre plant in Russia, is no longer general manager of the Russia Tire Plant division.