DENSO Announces Personnel and Organizational Changes

Mar. 7, 2019 News Releases Organization Announcement

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, today announced changes to its leadership personnel and organization effective April 1, 2019. As the auto industry continues to evolve and move toward electrification and automated driving, these internal changes support DENSO long-term vision to create and inspire new value for the future of mobility.

1. Changes to the Executive Officers and Executive Fellows

To ensure the right people are in the appropriate positions during this critical time, the following changes will be effective April 1, 2019:

The following will be appointed as executive officers:

  • Yoshinobu Tao, currently Deputy Head of Purchasing Group
  • Tatsushi Nakashima, currently Head of Gasoline Systems Business Unit
  • Kazutada Yamada, currently Director of Chubu Sales Div.
  • Shinichi Nakamizo, currently President of DENSO MEXICO
  • Yasuhisa Sakurai, currently Project Director of Global Strategy Div.
  • Atsushi Aratake, currently Head of Aftermarket Business Unit
  • Stephen Milam, currently North America Thermal Business Unit Leader

The following will resign as executive directors*1:

  • Bunichi Kondo
  • Jack Helmboldt
  • Shinsuke Yamaguchi

Nobuaki Kawahara will be appointed to executive fellow*2. Currently, he is a Director of Advanced Research and Innovation Center.

Masato Nakagawa will resign as executive fellow.

* 1 For details on changing the executive structure, please refer to " New Executive Structure and Management Changes " announced on February 18, 2019.

* 2 The executive fellow position was first introduced by DENSO in 2017. Executives in this role will use their advanced expertise to lead their specialized business units and provide new value to society. This position was created based on DENSO’s policy that executives with high-level skills in a particular technology are key sources to DENSO’s competing power.”

2. Organizational Change as of April 1st, 2019

With the increasing deployment of vehicle electrification and automated driving technologies, DENSO must continue to help its customers quickly meet the needs of sophisticated steering and brake control systems. Thus, its chassis control business section will be separated from the Electric Components Business Unit and become the Chassis Control Components Business Unit. This will allow for more dedicated focus and accelerated R&D and collaboration.

3. Responsibility of Executives and Executive Officers as of April 1st, 2019

<Members of the Board and Executives> 

*Representative, Changes are underlined

Title

Name

Responsibility

*President & CEO

Koji Arima

 

*Executive Vice President

Yasushi Yamanaka

Safety, Quality, Production, Corporate Foundation Center, DENSO ABASHIRI TEST CENTER CORP. 

*Executive Vice President

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

R&D Strategy, CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), Information Security Promotion Div., SOKEN,INC.

Member of the Board

Haruya Maruyama

 

Member of the Board

George Olcott

 (Outside Director)

Member of the Board

Takashi Nawa

 (Outside Director)

Executive Vice President

Toshiyuki Kato

Toyota, Toyota Group, Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation Dept.

Executive Vice President

Sadahiro Usui

China Div., Strategy for Alliance, Purchasing Group

Senior Executive Officer

Hiroyuki Ina

Electronic Systems Business Group, Tokyo Office

Senior Executive Officer

Masahiko Ito

Social Solution Business Development Div., AgTech Promotion Div., Fleet Air-Conditioning Business Unit

Senior Executive Officer

Katsuhisa Shimokawa

Powertrain Systems Business Group, Korea

Member of the Board,

Senior Executive Officer

Shoji Tsuzuki

Corporate Center, Information Systems Div., Engineering Digital Transformation Div., Audit Dept.

Senior Executive Officer

Shingo Kuwamura

CEO of Asia-Oceania, DENSO INTERNATIONAL ASIA CO., LTD.

Senior Executive Officer

Yoshifumi Kato

Engineering Research & Development Center, Digital Innovation

Senior Executive Officer

Kazuaki Fujitani

Sales and Marketing Group

Senior Executive Officer

Yukihiro Shinohara

Electrification Systems Business Group

Senior Executive Officer

Yoshitaka Kajita

CEO of China

Senior Executive Officer

Tomokazu Takahashi

Global Strategy Center (deputy), Managing of Japan Region Dept.

Senior Executive Officer

Yasuhiro Iida

Thermal Systems Business Group, Taiwan Region, South America

Senior Executive Officer

Kenichiro Ito

CEO of North America, DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.

Senior Executive Officer

Yasuhiko Yamazaki

Production Innovation Center, Manufacturing of Electronic Systems Business Group

Senior Executive Officer

Yasushi Matsui

Global Strategy Center, Finance & Accounting Div.

Senior Executive Officer

Hirotsugu Takeuchi

Mobility Systems Business Group

<Executive Officers> 

Changes are underlined

Title

Name

Responsibility

Executive Officer

Masanori Tsuruta

DENSO (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO.LTD.

Executive Officer

Jiro Ebihara

Electrification Systems Business Group(deputy), Electric Components Business Unit

Executive Officer

Yuji Ishizuka

Sales Planning Dept., Global Sales Dept., Chubu Sales Div.

Executive Officer

Hisaaki Sato

CEO of Europe, DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V.

Executive Officer

Hajime Kumabe

J-QuAD DYNAMICS, Advanced Mobility Systems R&D Div., Mechanical & Energy Eng R&D Div., Advanced Testing & Evalution Div., R&D Tokyo Administration Dept., Advanced Mobility Strategy Dept.

Executive Officer

Keiko Shimokata

Safety Health & Environment Div. (Health & Environment), Health Care Promotion Div., DENSO BLOSSOM Co. LTD

Executive Officer

Terutaka Kageyama

Sales Engineering

Executive Officer

Hidehiro Yokoo

Global Strategy Div. (Public Relations), Public Relations Div., Legal Div., Tokyo Office (Public Relations)

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

Executive Officer

Marco Di Rao Marotta

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

Executive Officer

Sinnosuke Hayashi

Electronic Systems Business Group (deputy), Mobility Systems Function Unit, Basis Electronic Technology Unit, DENSO CREATE INC.

Executive Officer

Yasushi Mukai

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

Executive Officer

Katsuhiko Takeuchi

BluE Nexus, Electrification Systems Development Div. 

 

Executive Officer

Tomoyuki Arakawa

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

Executive Officer

Kazuoki Matsugatani

Engineering of North America and Europe

Executive Officer

Katsuhiko Sugito

Machinery & Tools Div., FA Business Unit, DENSO WAVE INC.

Executive Officer

Koichi Nagaya

Quality Control Div., Safety Health & Environment Div. (Safety)

Executive Officer

Hirotaka Yato

DENSO INTERNATIONAL ASIA CO., LTD.(deputy)

Executive Officer

Kazuhiro Iwai

Secretarial Dept., Human Resources Div., General Admin. Div., Plant General Administration, OMOTENASHI Promoting Dept.

Executive Officer

Hiroshi Kondo

Electronics Business Unit

Executive Officer

Seiji Maeda

Motor Business Unit

Executive Officer

Eiji Inoue

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

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

Global Strategy Center (Toyota Group), 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

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has approximately 220 subsidiaries in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 170,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, totaled US$48.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/