Yokohama promotes Rick Phillips to VP sales in the US

On 3 February Takaharu Fushimi, CEO for Yokohama Corporation of North America, announced several organizational changes at Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), which took effect 1 February.

First up Rick Phillips was promoted from senior director commercial and OTR sales to vice president of sales, consumer, commercial and OTR. “Rick has significantly grown our commercial and OTR business and will be a vital asset on the consumer side,” Fushimi said. Phillips will report to Takayuki Hamaya, YTC chief operating officer.

Larry Kull, who is currently senior director, tire business planning and sales operations has been promoted to senior director, consumer sales. Kull will report to Phillips.

Meanwhile Fred Koplin has moved from senior director, consumer sales to senior director, marketing. Koplin will report to Hamaya too.

And finally, Andrew Briggs has been moved from senior director, marketing, product planning and technical services to senior director, tire business planning, product planning and sales operations. Briggs will report to Hamaya also.


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