DENSO Announces Personnel and Organizational Changes

Mar. 10, 2020 News Releases Organization Announcement

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, today announced changes of its leadership personnel and organization effective April 1, 2020.

1. Changes to the Executive Officers

To ensure the right people are in the appropriate positions during this critical time, the following changes will be effective April 1st, 2020:

The following will be appointed as executive officers:

  • Shinya Sugiura, currently Head of FA Business Unit
  • Masanori Sugiura, currently GM of Mobility Electronics Business Planning Dept.
  • Tsuneo Maebara, currently Head of Electrification Components Business Unit
The following will resign as executive officers:
  • Keiko Shimokata
  • Tomoyuki Arakawa

Responsibility of Executive Officers and Executive Fellows as of April 1st, 2020

Changes are underlined




Executive Officer

Masanori Tsuruta


Executive Officer

Jiro Ebihara

Electrification Systems Business Group(deputy), Electric Components Business Unit, Advanced Motor R&D Div.

Executive Officer

Yuji Ishizuka

Sales Planning Dept., Global Sales Promotion Dept., Connected Business Development Dept., Chubu Sales Div.

Executive Officer

Hisaaki Sato


Executive Officer

Hajime Kumabe

J-QuAD DYNAMICS, Advanced Energy Systems R&D Div., Advanced Testing & Evaluation Div., R&D Tokyo Administration Dept.

Executive Officer

Terutaka Kageyama

Sales Engineering

Executive Officer

Yutaka Yamanouchi

Production Innovation Planning Div., Production Control Div., Facility Div., Core Skills Development Div.

Executive Officer

Hisashi Iida

AD&ADAS Business Unit, Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Div. (Deputy)

Executive Officer

Marco Di Rao Marotta

Thermal Systems Business of Europe, DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS S.p.A.

Executive Officer

Sinnosuke Hayashi

Mobility Electronics Business Group(deputy), DENSO CREATE INC.

Executive Officer

Yasushi Mukai

Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Business Unit, Diesel Systems Business Unit., Powertrain Systems Business Planning Dept.

Executive Officer

Katsuhiko Takeuchi

BluE Nexus, Alliance of Electric Systems in Electrification Systems Business Group

Executive Officer

Kazuoki Matsugatani

Engineering of North America

Executive Officer

Katsuhiko Sugito

Alliance of Electric Components in Electrification Systems Business Group, Business Structural Reform Dept.

Executive Officer

Koichi Nagaya

Quality Control Div., Safety Health & Environment Div.

Executive Officer

Hirotaka Yato


Executive Officer

Kazuhiro Iwai

General Administration & Human Resources Center (Deputy), Secretarial Dept., Human Resources Div., General Admin. Div., Health Care Promotion Div.,  Plant General Administration

Executive Officer

Hiroshi Kondo

Electronics Business Unit, Electronics Platform Function Unit, Z Project Preparation Dept.

Executive Officer

Seiji Maeda

Motor Business Unit

Executive Officer

Eiji Inoue

Air-Conditioning Business Unit, Thermal Management Business Unit, Thermal Systems Quality Assurance Div., Thermal Systems Product Planning Div., Thermal Systems Performance Development Div., Thermal Systems Electronics R&D Div.

Executive Officer

Yoshinobu Tao

Purchasing Group(Deputy)

Executive Officer

Tatsushi Nakashima

Gasoline Systems Business Unit, Powertrain Systems Development Div.

Executive Officer

Kazutada Yamada

Tokyo Sales Div.

Executive Officer

Shinichi Nakamizo

Manufacturing of North America, DENSO MANUFACTURING TENNESSEE, INC.

Executive Officer

Yasuhisa Sakurai

Corporate Strategy Center(Toyota Group), Global Strategy Div., Strategy Development Dept.

Executive Officer

Atsushi Aratake

Automotive Solutions Div., Customer Service Div.

Executive Officer

Stephen Milam

Corporate, Powertrain Systems Business and Electrification Systems Business of North America

Executive Officer

Shinya Sugiura

FA Business Unit, Machinery & Tools Div.

Executive Officer

Masanori Sugiura

Business Planning of Mobility Electronics Business Group, Mobility Electronics Business Planning Dept.

Executive Officer

Tsuneo Maebara

Electrification Components Business Unit

Executive Fellow

Hiroaki Ishikawa

Engineering in Electrification Systems Business Group

Executive Fellow

Norio Fujimori

Connected Systems Business Development Div., Electronics Platform Function Unit(Deputy)

Executive Fellow

Nobuaki Kawahara

Advanced Research and Innovation Center

* For the changes to DENSO’s executive management structure, please refer to the news release “DENSO Announces Changes of Executive Responsibility” on February 17th, 2020.

2. Organizational Change as of April 1st, 2020

(1) To accelerate the spread of electrification products, the production of electronic components at the Hirose Plant of Toyota Motor Corporation will be transferred to DENSO’s Electrification Components Business Unit. In line with this, the Hirose Plant itself will become part of DENSO from April 1st. The Hirose Plant and Anjo Plant will be positioned as global mother plants for DENSO’s electrification product business, to strengthen its production capability.

(2) In the area of agricultural production, the smart logistics (cold chain) business of the Fleet Air-Conditioning Business Unit will be consolidated into the greenhouse horticulture business of the AgriTech Business Development Div., under the newly established Food Value Chain Business Development Div. This will enable DENSO to promote its food value chain business consistently and provide new value in agriculture and food.

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 211 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit