Tomohiko Masuta has been named as managing director of both Falken Tyre Europe GmbH and Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH. Masuta joined Sumitomo Rubber Industries in 1985, first gaining experience in the Product Development department. In the 1990s, he moved to the Original Equipment (OE) area of the business before being dispatched to support the development of the Dunlop brand in European countries. In 2015, he was appointed general manager of OE Tyre Business for SRI, with his most recent role being general manager of the Automotive System Division. In his new appointment, Masuta will oversee the SRI group companies in the EMEA region and Falken businesses in Europe and will drive the growth of OE customers within the region.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) is to support the Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016 as an official partner through the Falken Tyre brand for the second year in a row
The Red Bull Air Race Chiba takes place on 4-5 June 2016 at the Makuhari Seaside Park, Mihama Ward, Chiba, known as the birthplace of civil aviation in Japan. It is the third of eight races on this year’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship calendar.