Honda today announced changes in its North American executive ranks, effective April 1, 2016, including the appointment of Toshiaki Mikoshiba as president and CEO of Honda North America, Inc. (HNA), COO of North American Regional Operations and president & CEO of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM).
Mikoshiba is currently president of Honda Motor Europe Ltd. and COO of Europe Regional Operations.
Mikoshiba will replace Takuji Yamada who will continue to hold the title of Senior Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., (HMC) until his retirement.
In addition, the following executive changes, among others, are effective April 1, 2016:
Tsutomu Morimoto will become president of Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM). He is currently Senior Vice President at HCM and will replace current HCM President Dan Smith.
Gary Mabrey will become president of Honda of South Carolina (HSC). He is currently Senior Vice President at HSC and will replace current HSC President Brian Newman.
About Honda in North America
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 40,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion. Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet advanced light jet. Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America.