DENSO Announces Four North American Leadership Promotions

Feb. 7, 2018 News Releases

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, announced multiple leadership promotions across North America. DENSO continues to grow significantly in North America, and these promotions reflect the company’s continued mission to accelerate leadership development opportunities for talented individuals. All changes are effective immediately.

Tianjin “TJ” Liu was promoted to vice president of Information & Safety Engineering at DENSO International America (DIAM) in Southfield, Mich. In his role, Liu will oversee engineering for North America Information & Safety Business Group.

Michael Murzyn was named vice president of Cockpit Systems at DIAM in Southfield, Mich.

Vicente Rodriguez will serve as vice president of Production Engineering, and Information and Communications Technology Business Unit lead at DENSO Mexico (DNMX) in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon.

Robert Townsend was promoted to vice president of Corporate Services. He will continue his role as leader of North America Safety, Health and Environment, Community and Government Affairs at DIAM in Southfield, Mich., with expanded leadership and responsibility in Government Affairs and Corporate Communications. 

“These highly talented leaders will play an important role advancing our business, be it creating an excellent work atmosphere, keeping DENSO at the forefront of transformative automotive trends or telling our story,” said Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DENSO International America. “We congratulate and wish them great success in their new roles.”

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 221 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     

In North America, DENSO employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,000+ employees across 13 states and 25 sites. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career. For more information, go to