DENSO Announces North American Leader Updates

Changes intended to enhance DENSO’s ability to collaborate, move quickly and create greater value for customers and society

Jan. 31, 2024

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Jan. 31, 2024) ― DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, today announced updates to several North American leader roles and responsibilities, which took effect Jan. 1.  

The changes, which are described below, better position DENSO to collaborate effectively across business functions and respond quickly to mobility’s evolving needs.  


New Role


Previous Role

Satoshi Hasegawa

Senior Vice President of North America Sales & Marketing

Masato Noguchi, the previous Function Leader of North America Sales & Marketing, will assume a new position at DENSO Corporation in Japan.

DENSO North American Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan

Head of Function Unit in the OEM Sales & Marketing group at DENSO Corporation in Japan

Katsushi Iwata

President of DENSO Manufacturing Mexico, Inc.

Hiromasa Hakamada, the previous President of DENSO Manufacturing Mexico, will assume a new position at DENSO Corporation in Japan.

DENSO’s Apodcaca, Mexico, facility

Director of Monozukuri DX Promotion Division, Production Innovation Center, at DENSO Corporation in Japan

Mike Murzyn

Vice President of Safety System Business Unit and Software Engineering Lead in North America

DENSO North American Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan

Vice President of Safety Systems and Software Engineering

Kazunari Nakamura

Vice President ofElectronics Business Unit

DENSO North American Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan

Vice President of Electronics Engineering

Vicente Rodriguez

Vice President of DENSO Apodaca Operationsat DENSO Manufacturing Mexico, Inc. and Business Unit Lead of Mechatronics in North America

DENSO’s Apodcaca, Mexico, facility

Vice President of DENSO Mexico Apodaca Operations and sub-leader of the DENSO Mexico Function Center

These leaders, and all of DENSO’s team members, have pivotal roles to play in the company’s pursuit of its Two Great Causes: Green – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and Peace of Mind – contributing to a safe and seamless world for all.  

About DENSO  

Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO is a $47.9 billion leading 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 around 200 facilities worldwide to produce cutting-edge electrification, powertrain, thermal and mobility electronics products, among others, that change how the world moves. In developing such solutions, the company’s 165,000 global employees pursue rewarding careers while paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and preserves the environment. DENSO spent around 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. For more information about DENSO’s operations worldwide, visit  

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across nearly 50 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,500+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) at 41 sites. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, DENSO in North America generated $11.3 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. To learn more about DENSO operations in the region and to review current career opportunities, please visit