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James L. Hawk, currently chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., chief executive officer of Toyo Automotive Parts (USA), Inc., and chairman of Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC, will conclude those roles on December 31, 2018. Hawk will assume the position of senior advisor to the Toyo Tire group.
Iori Suzuki, currently president and chief executive officer of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. (TTHA), will add the title of chairman of TTHA, succeeding Hawk. Suzuki will continue in his role as corporate officer of TTR.
Kiyohito Hasumi is appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of TTHA. Hasumi served as TTHA’s senior vice president from 2017~18, and president of both Toyo Tire Canada Inc. and Nitto Tire Canada Inc., from 2014~16.
About Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.:
Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. of Hyogo, Japan. Headquartered in Cypress, California, TTHA and its group companies manufacture, import, market, sell and distribute Toyo and Nitto brand tires in the United States and Canada.
The group’s Toyo and Nitto brand tire portfolio covers a broad range of applications, including racing-inspired passenger car tires, luxury-touring tires, rugged tires for light trucks and SUVs, and commercial truck tires.