Yokohama Tire names new IT VP

Pavan Desaneni

Yokohama Tire Corporation has a new vice president of Information Technology. Pavan Desaneni succeeds Wasi Ahmed in this capacity and will report to Tom Masuguchi, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the tyre maker’s North American business.

“Pavan has proven himself time and again, having been instrumental in our recent IT infrastructure overhaul,” said Masuguchi. “He’s a highly skilled and knowledgeable IT executive who will oversee the future phases of our digital transformation.”

Desaneni has worked in the IT sector for 20 years and joined Yokohama in 2014 as senior manager, Enterprise Architect & Platform. He then was promoted to director, Enterprise Architect & Platform before ascending to vice president. Prior to joining Yokohama, Desaneni worked as IT manager at Ventura Foods and a senior systems engineer at Pharmavite LLC.

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