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ITAMI, JAPAN – Toyo Tire Corporation of Japan (Toyo Tire) announced today the following executive appointments at Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. (TTHA), effective August 1, 2023.
Tatsuo Mitsuhata has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TTHA in Costa Mesa, California. He will also continue as Toyo Tire’s Director, Vice President and Corporate Officer of Sales Headquarters. Through his 35 year career at Toyo Tire, Mitsuhata has served as President and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. and of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH.
Nobuo Yoshida has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of TTHA. Yoshida previously served as TTHA’s Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning & Supply Chain Management. Through his 21 year career at Toyo Tire, Yoshida’s roles have included Managing Director of Toyo Tyre (UK) Ltd. and Sales Director of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH. Yoshida was also assigned to Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. between 2005 and 2011.
Iori Suzuki, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring after eighteen years of service at TTHA. Suzuki joined TTHA as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and was significantly involved in establishing the company’s first U.S. tire manufacturing plant in White, Georgia. He was appointed TTHA’s President and Toyo Tire’s Corporate Officer in 2016. He added the titles of TTHA Chief Executive Officer in 2017 and TTHA Chairman in 2018, and was promoted earlier this year to Senior Corporate Officer of Toyo Tire. Suzuki’s exemplary strategic skills, dedication, and focus have played an integral role in the growth of Toyo Tire’s North American operations.
“On behalf of Toyo Tire, I congratulate Mr. Suzuki on his retirement and thank him for his invaluable contributions to the Company. Mr. Suzuki devoted himself to enhancing Toyo’s corporate function in North America, as well as the Company’s governance and compliance processes, even prior to his appointment as TTHA’s President in 2016,” said Takashi Shimizu, President & CEO of Toyo Tire Corporation.
About Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.:
Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. (“TTHA”) is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Toyo Tire Corporation of Itami, Japan. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, TTHA and its group companies manufacture, import, market, sell and distribute Toyo and Nitto brand tires in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Toyo Tire group maintains its commitment to innovation, quality, performance, and excellent customer service. Significant and continuous investments are made at its U.S. based manufacturing facility and support operations to ensure the highest customer satisfaction for our Toyo and Nitto brand tires. The group’s tire portfolio covers a broad range of applications, including high-performance racing-inspired tires, rugged off-road tires for light trucks and SUVs, luxury-touring tires and commercial truck tires.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Images of the executive appointments are available at: https://media.toyotires.com/toyo-tires-announces-new-executive-appointments-at-TTHA-July-2023
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