Shinjiro Tanaka takes over as ETEL CEO

European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (ETEL), which includes Kwik Fit GB and Stapleton’s Tyre Services, has announced that Shinjiro Tanaka will replace current Group CEO Yasuyuki Harada, who is returning to Japan.

Shinjiro Tanaka, an Executive Officer of ETEL’s parent company Itochu Corporation, will take up the role on 1 March. According to the company, he has worked within Itochu for “many years” and is currently senior vice president and general manager of The General Products and Realty Division of Itochu International Inc. based in the USA.

Yasuyuki Harada said: “In my time at ETEL I have seen at first hand the strength of team throughout the organisation and I am confident that Tanaka’s experience can only add to that. We look forward to ETEL’s continued success as we help to drive the industry forward.”

Yasuyuki Harada took over as ETEL CEO roughly a year ago.

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