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DENSO Announces New Management Structure and Management Changes

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KARIYA (Japan) DENSO Corporation today announced its new management structure and management changes. The new structure will help DENSO advance in areas the automotive industry is quickly progressing in, such as electrification, automated driving, connected vehicles, car sharing and the Internet of Things (IoT).

New Company Management Structure
The following changes will be effective April 1, 2017:

  • DENSO will reduce its number of members on the Board of Directors.
  • Board of Directors will include representatives, outside directors, and executives who is in charge of corporate planning.
  • The new structure will streamline decision making and execution, create a separation between Management and Execution, and help engaging company-wide strategy discussions at Board of Directors meetings.
  • In addition, DENSO will change the timing of senior executive directors and executive director promotions to April.

New Executive Position “Executive fellow”
DENSO will introduce a new executive position “Executive fellow“. This position will lead their specialized files with their highly advanced expertise, and provide new values to the society. This position is introduced based on DENSO’s policy that “Human resources having highly advanced expertise are sources of company’s competing power”

“As the industry rapidly changes, DENSO needs to transform our approach to work,” said president and CEO of DENSO Corporation Koji Arima. “This transformation starts with our executive team. We need a structure in place to improve our competitiveness, speed and expertise.”

Executive Changes
The following management changes will be effective April 1, 2017:

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi will be appointed to executive vice president and member of the Board. Currently he is the senior executive director and member of the Board.

Masahiko Miyaki will resign as executive vice president.

The following will be appointed as senior executive directors:

  • Shingo Kuwamura, currently an executive director
  • Yukihiro Kato, currently an executive director
  • Yoshifumi Kato, currently an executive director

The following will be appointed as executive directors:

  • Kazuaki Fujitani, currently head of Aftermarket Business Unit
  • Tomoyuki Arakawa, currently General Manager, Aftermarket, Fleet & New Business Group Business Planning Dept.
  • Kazuoki Matsugatani, currently Director, ADAS Business & Technology Development Div.
  • Katsuhiko Sugito, currently Director, Machinery & Tools Div.

Satoshi Iwata will resign as senior executive director.

The following will resign as executive directors:

  • Hideaki Matsuki
  • Masato Nakagawa

The following will be appointed as executive fellows:

  • Hiroyuki Murayama, currently Senior Technical Executive, Basis Electronic Technology Unit
  • Masato Nakagawa, currently Executive Director, Engineering of Europe
  • Hiroaki Ishikawa, currently head of Electric Components Business Unit

Responsibility of Member of the Board and Executive Directors
as of April 1st, 2017

Members of the Board                          *Representative, Changes are underlined

Title

Name

Responsibility

*Chairman

Nobuaki Katoh

 

*Vice Chairman

Koji Kobayashi

Tokyo Office

*President & CEO

Koji Arima

 

*Executive
Vice President

Haruya Maruyama

Overall Management, Overall Sales and Marketing, Corporate Strategy

Yasushi Yamanaka

Overall Management, Overall R&D,
Future Creation Technology, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

Overall Management, Overall Production, Safety & Environment, Quality Center, ADAS,
DENSO ABASHIRI TEST CENTER CORP.

Member of the Board

Masahiko Miyaki

 

Satoshi Iwata

 

George Olcott

Outside board member

Takashi Nawa

 Outside board member

Member of the Board

Senior
Executive Director

Yoshikazu Makino

Corporate Center, Audit Dept.,
Thermal Systems Business Group

Michio Adachi

Powertrain Systems Business Group

Masahiko Ito

DENSO SALES JAPAN CORPORATION,
New Business, Fleet Air-Conditioning Business Unit

Senior Executive Directors

Title

Name

Responsibility

Senior
Executive Director

Toshiyuki Kato

Toyota Sales Div., Osaka Sales Div.

Sadahiro Usui

Head of Europe,
DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V.

Katsuhisa Shimokawa

Production Innovation Center

Yukihiko Murakami

Sales and Marketing Group

Hiroyuki Ina

Electronic Systems Business Group,
Tokyo Office

Shoji Tsuzuki

Purchasing Group, Information Systems Div., EDT Promotion Div.

Shingo Kuwamura

ASMO CO., LTD.

Yukihiro Kato

Information & Safety Systems Business Group

Yoshifumi Kato

Engineering Research & Development Center, Digital Innovation

 

 

Executive Directors

Title

Name

Responsibility

Executive Director

Kazuaki Fujitani

Aftermarket Unit, Connected Service Business Promotion Div., Customer Service Div. Chubu Sales Div., Hiroshima Sales Div.

Yukihiro Shinohara

Electrification Systems Business Group

Kazumasa Kimura

Head of China,
DENSO (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO.LTD.

Bunichi Kondo

Tokyo Sales Division

Masanori Tsuruta

Semiconductor Device Business Unit

Yasuhiro Iida

Thermal Systems Business Group (Deputy)

Kenichiro Ito

Head of North America,
DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.

Shinsuke Yamaguchi

DENSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

Yoshitaka Kajita

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

Jiro Ebihara

Electric Components Business Unit

Jack Helmboldt

DENSO MANUFACTURING TENNESSEE, INC.

Yuji Ishizuka

Sales and Marketing of Europe,
DENSO AUTOMOTIVE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Yasuhiko Yamazaki

Production Eng. Research Div., Innovative Production & Factory Promotion Div., Materials Eng. R&D Div., Measurement & Instrumentation Eng. Div., Prototype Mfg. Div.,

Hisaaki Sato

Sales and Marketing of North, Central & South America

Hajime Kumabe

Advanced Safety Business Unit, Electronic Control Components Div.

Yasushi Matsui

Corporate Planning Div., Finance & Accounting Div., Global Strategy Dept., Cost Management Dept.

Hirotsugu Takeuchi

ICT Business Unit, Thermal Systems R&D Function Unit

Keiko Shimokata

Health Care Promotion Div., Diversity & Inclusion Promotion, DENSO BLOSSOM Co. LTD

Yutaka Yamanouchi

Strategic Production Planning Div., Production Control Div., Logistics Planning Div., Facility Div., DENSO E&TS TRAINING CENTER CORP.

Hisashi Iida

ADAS Business & Technology Development Div., Corporate R&D Div.1,2

Marco Di Rao Marotta

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

Sinnosuke Hayashi

Basis Electronic Technology Unit, Electronics Business Unit, DENSO CREATE INC.

Terutaka Kageyama

Sales Engineering

Yasushi Mukai

Human Resources Div., Corporate Communications Div., Legal Div., General Admin. Div., Plant General Administration

Katsuhiko Takeuchi

Diesel Systems Business Unit,
Gasoline Systems Business Unit,
Engine Components Business Unit

Tomoyuki Arakawa

New Business Promotion Div.

Kazuoki Matsugatani

Engineering of Europe

Katsuhiko Sugito

Machinery & Tools Div., Parts Eng. Div.,
Parts Mfg. Div., FA Business Unit

• Newly-appointed

 

Changes of Members of the Board and Audit & Supervisory Board Member
DENSO decided the following changes of members of the Board and the members on its Audit & Supervisory board. This changes will be effective after the 94th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, 2017.:

The following will resign as from members of the Board:

  • Masahiko Miyaki
  • Michio Adachi
  • Satoshi Iwata
  • Masahiko Ito

Noriyuki Matsushima will be appointed as member of the Audit & Supervisory Board.

Tsutomu Saito will resign as member of the Audit & Supervisory Board.   

 

DENSO’s New Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board
 as of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, 2017

Board of Directors                         *Representative,  **Outside

Title

Name

*Chairman

Nobuaki Katoh

*Vice Chairman

Koji Kobayashi

*President & CEO

Koji Arima

*Executive Vice President

Haruya Maruyama

Yasushi Yamanaka

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

Member of the Board

Yoshikazu Makino

George Olcott**

Takashi Nawa**

 

Audit & Supervisory Board Members                                      **Outside

Title

Name

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Masato Iwase

Atsuhiko Shimmura

Moritaka Yoshida**

Tsutomu Saito**

 Noriyuki Matsushima**

• Newly-appointed

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 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/

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DENSO Announces North American Executive Personnel Changes

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – As global automotive supplier DENSO continues to expand its footprint in North America, the company is committed to regional and global leadership development. DENSO is pleased to announce the following management and organizational changes across North America, effective January 1, 2017.

“By promoting those who will lead the way, DENSO continues to advance its goals of protecting lives, preserving the planet and preparing a bright future for generations to come,” said Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich. “These changes help broaden the scope of our executive team, strengthening our regional approach and providing unique challenges and opportunities to DENSO’s leaders. It improves collaboration within our local companies, across the region and across DENSO globally.”

Bill Foy was named senior vice president of Engineering. Located in Southfield, Mich., Foy is responsible for overseeing all North American product engineering and development, including climate control, engine components and systems, engine electrical, safety products, cluster, in-vehicle-infotainment, body electronics and small motor engineering. Previously, he served as senior vice president of the Sales & Marketing Division.

Doug Patton will continue his role as executive vice president of Engineering and chief technology officer. In 2017, he assumes the role of SAE International president. This change will allow him to focus on his role as SAE International president, as well as help broaden the scope of DENSO’s executive team.

Denise Carlson was promoted to vice president of the North America Planning and Material Engineering, Production Innovation Center. Located in Southfield, Mich., Carlson is responsible for overseeing Material Development, Material Quality Assurance, and Material Education for DENSO’s North American product groups.

Kara Grasso was promoted to vice president of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Sales group, located at DENSO’s Southfield, Mich. facility. She oversees FCA Sales strategy and activities in all key product areas. She was also appointed to lead DENSO’s Product Sales Strategy. Previously, she was director of FCA Sales.

Benjamin Luppino will serve as vice president of Toyota Sales Group, located at DENSO’s Southfield, Mich. facility. His primary responsibility is guiding the operational and personnel activities for the Toyota Motors Sales group, including overall sales expansion. Previously, he served as vice president and global lead of the General Motors Sales Group.

Rob Hempel will serve as vice president of General Motors Sales Group, located at DENSO’s Southfield, Mich. facility. His primary responsibility is guiding the operational and personnel activities for the General Motors Sales group, including overall sales expansion. Previously he served as global lead for Toyota Sales.

Chuntao Ye was promoted to senior vice president. Ye is responsible for Instrument Cluster, Electronics, and Body Electronics plants located in Maryville, Tenn. He also serves as Deputy Leader of Information & Safety Systems. Previously, he served as vice president of DENSO’s Alternator/Starter Division in Maryville.

About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 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/

About DENSO’s North American Aftermarket Group
DENSO’s North American aftermarket group supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. The company employs approximately 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, California. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com. Connect with DENSO Auto Parts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/densoautoparts/.

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DENSO Announces North American Executive Management Changes

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO announced today the following executive management changes. These changes will be effective after the 93th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at DENSO’s global headquarters on June 21, 2016 .

Kenichiro “Ken” Ito will serve as chairman of DENSO’s North American Board of Directors and chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO’s North American corporate headquarters. Located in Southfield, Michigan, Ito will oversee all North American group companies and affiliates. He will be responsible for strengthening our One DENSO approach to business and the DENSO brand in North America. Previously, he served as executive director of the Corporate Planning, Finance & Accounting Division and Business Innovation Department at DENSO Corporation in Japan. Ito will assume the position from Sadahiro “Sam” Usui who will serve as CEO of DENSO International Europe B.V.

Hisaaki Sato will serve as president and chief operating officer of DENSO International America, Inc., responsible for overseeing all aspects of business related to OEM customers for DENSO in the Americas. Previously, he served as executive director of Global Sales & Business Development, Global Business Planning, Chubu Sales and Hiroshima Sales divisions at DENSO Corporation. Sato will assume the position from Kazumasa “Kaz” Kimura who will serve as executive director of Global Sales & Business Development, Global Business Planning, Chubu Sales and Hiroshima Sales divisions.

Satoshi “Scott” Inukai will be promoted to senior director of Global DENSO. Inukai will serve as chief manufacturing officer (CMO) of DENSO International America, Inc., responsible for overseeing all aspects of manufacturing in North America in addition to the lead of North America Production Innovation Center.

About DENSO Corporation:
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 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.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/

About DENSO in North America: 
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.

Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

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DENSO Announces Management Changes

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KARIYA (Japan) DENSO Corporation today announced management changes, which were approved at today’s board of directors meeting. Changes will take place after the 93th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 21, 2016.

1.Changes of Members of the Board
(1)New Member:
  Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Senior Executive Director, Member of the Board,
(from Senior Executive Director)

(2)Resignation:
Akio Tajima

2. Changes of Senior Executive Directors
(1)New Member:
Shoji Tsuzuki (from Executive Director)

(2)Resignation:
Akio Tajima

3. Changes of Executive Directors
(1)New Members:
Terutaka Kageyama (from Senior Director, Toyota Sales Div.)
Yasushi Mukai (from Vice President, DENSO(CHINA) INVESTMENT CO.,LTD.)
Katsuhiko Takeuchi (from Head of Business Unit, Diesel Injection Business Unit)

(2)Resignation:
Masanari Murakami

DENSO’s New Organization

New management 
(1) 13 Board of Directors
(2)  5 Audit and Supervisory Board Members
(3) 11 Senior Executive Directors (5 Members of the Board)
(4) 29 Executive Directors

Board of Directors         *Representative,  **Outside

Title

Name

Chairman

Nobuaki Katoh*

Vice Chairman

Koji Kobayashi*

President & CEO

Koji Arima*

Executive Vice President

Masahiko Miyaki*

Haruya Maruyama*

Yasushi Yamanaka*

Member of the Board

George Olcott**

Takashi Nawa**

Yoshikazu Makino

Michio Adachi

?Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

Satoshi Iwata

Masahiko Ito

 

Audit & Supervisory Board Members                                      **Outside

Title

Name

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Masato Iwase

Atsuhiko Shimmura

Moritaka Yoshida**

Tsutomu Saito**

Toshimichi Kondo**

 

Senior Executive Directors                                  ***Member of the Board

Title

Name

Senior Executive Director

Yoshikazu Makino***

Michio Adachi***

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi***

Satoshi Iwata***

Masahiko Ito***

Toshiyuki Kato

Sadahiro Usui

Katsuhisa Shimokawa

Yukihiko Murakami

Hiroyuki Ina

?Shoji Tsuzuki

 

Executive Directors

Title

Name

Executive Director

Shingo Kuwamura

Yukihiro Kato

Yoshifumi Kato

Yukihiro Shinohara

Kazumasa Kimura

Bunichi Kondo

Masanori Tsuruta

Yasuhiro Iida

Kenichiro Ito

Hideaki Matsuki

Shinsuke Yamaguchi

Yoshitaka Kajita

Jiro Ebihara

Jack Helmboldt

Yuji Ishizuka

Yasuhiko Yamazaki

Hisaaki Sato

Hajime Kumabe

Yasushi Matsui

Hirotsugu Takeuchi

Masato Nakagawa

Keiko Shimokata

Yutaka Yamanouchi

Hisashi Iida

Marco Di Rao Marotta

Shinnosuke Hayashi

  • Terutaka Kageyama
  • Yasushi Mukai
  • Katsuhiko Takeuchi
  • Newly-appointed

 

New Responsibility

Board of Directors                                                  Changes are underlined

Title

Name

Responsibility

Chairman

Nobuaki Katoh

Vice Chairman

Koji Kobayashi

President & CEO

Koji Arima

Executive
Vice President

Masahiko Miyaki

Support of President & CEO, Overall Production,
Safety & Environment, Quality Center

Haruya Maruyama

Support of President & CEO, Overall Sales and Marketing,
Corporate Strategy, Sales and Marketing Group

Yasushi Yamanaka

Support of President & CEO, Overall R&D,
Future Creation Technology

Member of the Board

George Olcott

Outside board member

Takashi Nawa

 Outside board member

Yoshikazu Makino

Corporate Center, Thermal Systems Business Group,
Audit Department

Michio Adachi

Powertrain Control Systems Business Group

?Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

ADAS Technology Strategy,
ADAS Business and Technology Development Div., Information & Safety Systems Business Group

Satoshi Iwata

Information & Safety Systems Business Group (Deputy),
Tokyo Office

Masahiko Ito

Aftermarket, Fleet & New Business Group,
New Business Promotion Department

Senior Executive Directors

Title

Name

Responsibility

Senior Executive Director

Toshiyuki Kato

Toyota Sales Division, Osaka Sales Division

Sadahiro Usui

Head of Europe,
DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V.

Katsuhisa Shimokawa

Production Innovation Center

Yukihiko Murakami

DENSO (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO., LTD.

Hiroyuki Ina

Electronic Systems Business Group

Shoji Tsuzuki

Purchasing Group

Executive Directors

Title

Name

Responsibility

Executive Director

Shingo Kuwamura

ASMO CO., LTD.

Yukihiro Kato

Information and Communications Technology Business Unit

Yoshifumi Kato

Engineering Research & Development Center

Yukihiro Shinohara

Powertrain Control Systems Business Group (Deputy)

Kazumasa Kimura

Global Sales & Business Development Division,
Global Business Planning Division,
Chubu Sales Division, Hiroshima Sales Division

Bunichi Kondo

Tokyo Sales Division

Masanori Tsuruta

Electronics Device Business Unit

Yasuhiro Iida

Thermal Systems Business Group (Deputy)

Kenichiro Ito

Head of North America,
DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.

Hideaki Matsuki

DENSO INTERNATIONAL ASIA PTE.,LTD.

Shinsuke Yamaguchi

DENSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

Yoshitaka Kajita

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

Jiro Ebihara

DENSO MANUFACTURING HUNGARY LTD.

Jack Helmboldt

DENSO MANUFACTURING TENNESSEE, INC.

Yuji Ishizuka

Sales and Marketing of Europe,
DENSO AUTOMOTIVE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Yasuhiko Yamazaki

Innovative Production & Factory Promotion Division, Production Engineering Research Division,
Materials Eng. R&D Division, Machinery & Tools Division, Prototype Mfg. Division, Parts Engineering Division,
Parts Manufacturing Division

Hisaaki Sato

Sales and Marketing of North, Central & South America

Hajime Kumabe

Driving Assist & Safety Business Unit, Electric Control Components Division

Yasushi Matsui

Corporate Planning Division, Finance & Accounting Division, Business Innovation Department

Hirotsugu Takeuchi

Air-conditioning Business Unit, Thermal Systems R&D Function Unit

Masato Nakagawa

Engineering of Europe

Keiko Shimokata

Health Care Promotion Division, DP Diversity & Inclusion Promotion Department

Yutaka Yamanouchi

Information Strategy Planning Division, Facility Division, Strategic Production Planning Division,
Production Control Division, Logistics Planning Division

Hisashi Iida

Engine Control Components Business Unit,
System Control Components Business Unit

Marco Di Rao Marotta

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

Sinnosuke Hayashi

Electronics Business Unit

?Terutaka Kageyama

Toyota Sales Engineering

?Yasushi Mukai

Corporate Communications Division, Legal Division,
General Admin. Division, Human Resources Division,
Plant General Administration

?Katsuhiko Takeuchi

Diesel Injection Business Unit,
Gasoline Injection Business Unit

  • Newly-appointed

About DENSO Corporation:
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 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.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/

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DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas, Inc. Names New President

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DENSO Corporation has named George Harguess president of its DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas, Inc. (DMAR) operations in Osceola, Ark., effective July 1.

Osceola, Ark. – DENSO Corporation has named George Harguess president of its DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas, Inc. (DMAR) operations in Osceola, Ark., effective July 1. Harguess succeeds Andris Staltmanis, who was recently named president of DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. in Battle Creek, Mich.

Mostly recently, Harguess served as DMAR plant director, directly responsible for manufacturing, production control and maintenance as well as oversight for daily operations at the facility. Harguess joined DMAR as the operations assistant general manager in 2008 and was promoted to plant director in 2012.

Harguess joined DENSO in 1991 as a team leader at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee (DMTN) in Maryville, Tenn. In 1995, Harguess was promoted to supervisor then assistant manager of starter production. From 2000-2003, Harguess served as starter manager, followed by five years as senior manager of DMTN’s starter and alternator plants.

About DENSO:
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.2 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.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

About DENSO in North America:
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$8.0 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.

Company Profile: DENSO MANUFACTURING ARKANSAS, INC.
DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas (DMAR) produces HVAC assemblies and Engine Cooling Modules (ECM) for its North American customers. With 224,000 square feet of manufacturing space, the facility employs more than 450 people.

Location:

100 Denso Road, Osceola, AR  72370

Founded:

July 1, 2003

Products/Business Activities:

Manufactures HVAC assemblies and Engine Cooling Modules (ECM)

Key Management:

  • George Harguess, President
  • Nobuyuki (Bob) Hironaka, Director, Engineering

Employees:

457 (as of March 31, 2015)

Ownership:

100 percent DENSO International America, Inc.

Facilities:

224,000 square feet

OEM Customers:

Toyota, Honda

Certifications:

ISO 14001 certified in 2006

Website:

  • North American Web Site: www.densocorp-na-dmar.com/
  • North American Media Site: www.densomedia-na.com
  • Global Media Site: www.densomediacenter.com

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DENSO Announces Senior Management Changes

Press ReleasesSenior Management Announcement

DENSO Corporation today announced management changes, which were approved at today’s shareholders meeting and board of directors meeting. These changes are effective today.

KARIYA (Japan) –DENSO Corporation today announced management changes, which were approved at today’s shareholders meeting and board of directors meeting. These changes are effective today.

1. New management
(1) 13 Board of Directors
(2) 5 Audit and Supervisory Board Members
(3) 11 Senior Executive Directors (5 Members of the Board)
(4) 28 Executive Directors

2. Retirements
(1) Board of Directors
Akio Shikamura (Newly appointed as President of DAISHINSEIKI CO., LTD.)
Shinji Shirasaki (Newly appointed as Advisor)
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi (Newly appointed as Senior Executive Director)
Shoichiro Toyoda

(2) Audit and Supervisory Board Member
Fujio Cho

(3)Senior Executive Directors
Shinji Shirasaki (Newly appointed as Advisor)
Manfredo Nicolelli (Newly appointed as Chairman of DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS S.p.A.)

(4) Executive Directors
Tatsuya Toyoda (Newly appointed as Executive Vice President of DENSO SALES JAPAN CORPORATION )

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

1. Board of Directors

Chairman + Nobuaki Katoh
Vice Chairman + Koji Kobayashi
President & CEO • Koji Arima
Executive Vice President Masahiko Miyaki Support of President & CEO, Quality Safety & Environment Center
Haruya Maruyama Support of President & CEO, Overall Sales & Marketing, Sales and Marketing Group
• Yasushi Yamanaka Support of President & CEO, Overall R&D, Engineering Research & Development Center
Member of the Board
*Outside board member
Akio Tajima
Yoshikazu Makino
Michio Adachi
Satoshi Iwata
Masahiko Ito
George Olcott*
Takashi Nawa*

 

2. Audit and Supervisory Board Member

Audit and Supervisory Board Member Masato Iwase
Atsuhiko Shimmura
OMoritaka Yoshida
Tsutomu Saito
Toshimichi Kondo

 

3. Senior Executive Director

3. Senior Executive Director
*Member of the Board
Akio Tajima* Corporate Center, Purchasing Group, Audit Department
Yoshikazu Makino* Thermal Systems Business Group
Michio Adachi* Powertrain Control Systems Business Group
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi Information & Safety Systems Business Group
Satoshi Iwata* Information & Safety Systems Business Group (Deputy), Tokyo Office
Masahiko Ito* Aftermarket, Fleet & New Business Group, New Business Promotion Department
Toshiyuki Kato Sales & Marketing Group (Deputy), Tokyo Sales Division
• Sadahiro Usul DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
• Katsuhisa Shimokawa Production Innovation Center
• Yukihiko Murakami DENSO (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO., LTD.
• Hiroyuki Ina Electronic Systems Business Group

 

4. Executive Director

Executive Director Shingo Kuwamura Thermal Systems Business (North America)
Yukihiro Kato Information and Communications Technology Business Unit
Shoji Tsuzuki Corporate Communications Division, General Admin. Division, Human Resources Division, Plant General Administration
Yoshifumi Kato Technology Planning Division, Engineering Development Promotion Division, Intellectual Property Division, Design Division, Corporate R&D Division 1,2,3, Research Laboratories
Masanari Murakami TIANJIN DENSO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Yukihiro Shinohara Engine Electrical Systems Business Unit, EHV Components Business Unit, Powertrain Systems Development Division
Kazumasa Kimura DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
(Sales and Marketing of North, Central & South America)
Bunichi Kondo Toyota Sales Division, Osaka Sales Division
Masanori Tsuruta Electronic Device Business Unit
Yasuhiro Iida DENSO INTERNATIONAL ASIA CO., LTD., DENSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
Kenichiro Ito Corporate Planning Division, Finance and Accounting Division, Business Innovation Department
Hideaki Matsuki DENSO INTERNATIONAL ASIA CO., LTD. (Deputy)
Shinsuke Yamaguchi Information Strategy Planning Division, Facility Division, Strategic Production Planning Division, Production Control Division, Logistics Planning Division
Yoshitaka Kajita DENSO INTERNATIONAL INDIA PVT., LTD.
DENSO INTERNATIONAL ASIA CO., LTD.
(Sales and Marketing of Europe)
Jiro Ebihara DENSO MANUFACTURING HUNGARY, LTD.
Jack Helmboldt DENSO MANUFACTURING TENNESSEE, INC.
Yuji Ishizuka DENSO AUTOMOTIVE DEUTCHLAND Gmbh (Sales and Marketing of Europe)
Yasuhiko Yamazaki Innovative Production & Factory Promotion Division, Production Engineering Research Division, Materials Eng. R&D Division, Machinery & Tools Division, Parts Engineering Division, Prototype Mfg. Division
Hisaaki Sato Global Sales & Business Development Division, Global Business Planning Division, Chubu Sales Division, Hiroshima Sales Division
Hajime Kumabe Driving Assist & Safety Business Unit, Electric Control Components Division
Yasushi Matsui Purchasing Planning Division, Purchasing Division 1,2,3, Materials, Equipment & Facilities Purchasing Division
Hirotsugu Takeuchi Thermal Systems R&D Function Unit, Thermal Systems Engineering Function Unit, Thermal Systems Quality Assurance Division
• Masato Nakagawa DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V.
• Keiko Shimokata Health Care Promotion Division, DP Diversity & Inclusion Promotion Department
• Yutaka Yamanouchi PT. DENSO INDONESIA
• Hisashi Iida Engne Control Components Business Unit, System Control Components Business Unit
• Marco Di Rao Marotta Thermal Systems Business (Europe)
• Sinnosuke Hayashi Electronics Business Unit

• Newly-appointed    + Promoted

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DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. Names New President

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DENSO Corporation has named Takeshi Nagasaka president of its DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. (DMAT) operations in Athens, Tenn.

ATHENS, Tenn. – DENSO Corporation has named Takeshi Nagasaka president of its DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. (DMAT) operations in Athens, Tenn., effective June 1. Nagasaka succeeds Youichi Yamashita, who returned to Japan to serve at DENSO Trim, a Power Train affiliate.

Nagasaka joined DENSO Corp. in Japan in 1982 and began his career in the production engineering division as a production engineer. In 1990, Nagasaka moved to the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division as supervisor. At that time, he was in charge of fuel pump production engineering for Associated Fuel Pump Systems Corporation (AFCO) and DNJP. In 1996, Nagasaka took an overseas assignment to serve as a manager at AFCO in Anderson, South Carolina. He then returned to DNJP as the manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division.

In 2003, Nagasaka was named general manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division, and in 2010 he was promoted to director of the same division. In 2015, he was named president of DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 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.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 22 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 10,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$6.8 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

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DENSO Announces Management Changes

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KARIYA (Japan) – DENSO Corporation today announced changes to its board of directors and executive directors. Changes will take place after the 92th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 19, 2015.

1. Changes of Members of the Board
(1) Responsibiliy Changes of Current Members of the Board:
Nobuaki Katoh, Chairman, Member of the Board (from President & CEO, Member of the Board)
Koji Kobayashi, Vice Chairman, Member of the Board (from Executive Vice President, Member of the Board)

(2) New Members:
Koji Arima, President & CEO, Member of the Board (from Senior Executive Director)
Yasushi Yamanaka, Executive Vice President, Member of the Board (from Senior Executive Director)
Yoshikazu Makino, Senior Executive Director, Member of the Board (from Senior Executive Director)

(3) Resignation:
Akio Shikamura (from Executive Vice President, Member of the Board)
Shinji Shirasaki (from Senior Executive Director, Member of the Board)
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi (from Senior Executive Director, Member of the Board)
Shoichiro Toyoda (from Member of the board)

2. Changes of Audit and Supervisory Board Member
(1) New Member:
Moritaka Yoshida (from Senior Executive Director, Toyota Motor Corporation)

(2) Resignation:
Fujio Cho (from Audit and Supervisory Board Member)

3. Changes of Senior Executive Directors
(1) New Members:
Sadahiro Usui (from Executive Director)
Katsuhisa Shimokawa (from Executive Director)
Yukihiko Murakami (from Executive Director)
Hiroyuki Ina (from Executive Director)

(2) Resignation:
Shinji Shirasaki
Manfredo Nicolelli

4. Changes of Executive Directors
(1) New Members:
Masato Nakagawa (from President, DENSO Europe B.V.)
Keiko Shimokata (from Director, Health Care Promotion Division)
Yutaka Yamanouchi (from President, PT. DENSO Indonesia )
Hisashi Iida (from Head of Business Unit, System Control Components Business Unit)
Marco Di Rao Marotta (from COO, DENSO Thermal Systems Europe Center)
Shinnosuke Hayashi (from Project Director, Electronics Manufacturing. Division)

(2) Resignation:
Tatsuya Toyoda

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly 140,000 people. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 33 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling $8.0 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

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DENSO Announces North American Executive Personnel Changes

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO is pleased to announce changes to its North American executive management team. These changes support DENSO’s expansion and growth in the North American region.

Stephen Milam was promoted to chief operating officer of DENSO Thermal Systems North American Center (TAC) Business Group, leading TAC in the region. Milam will also continue to serve as president of DENSO Manufacturing Canada, Inc.

Andris Staltmanis was promoted to president of DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI). In his new role, Staltmanis will oversee DMMI operations, as well as lead TAC manufacturing activities. In addition, Staltmanis will continue to serve as president of DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas and vice president of DMMI’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) plant.

Michael Winkler was promoted to vice president of DENSO’s North America Purchasing Group, responsible for overseeing regional sourcing strategy to support the growth of DENSO in North America and enhance supplier relationships. In addition, Winkler will now serve as executive coordinator of TAC Purchasing, responsible for daily operations and management of DENSO’s thermal purchasing groups. Winkler will manage annual cost reduction activities, procurement of equipment and machinery and purchasing planning. Previously, Winkler served as deputy functional leader of TAC, responsible for purchasing activities at all thermal plants in North America.

Atsushi Uchida was promoted to vice president of TAC Purchasing and Purchasing functional leader, responsible for supporting TAC daily purchasing operations and management. Previously, he served as executive coordinator of TAC Purchasing.

Martin Deschenes was promoted to vice president of Electronic Products and Body Electronics Divisions at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee (DMTN), responsible for strategy development and execution for electronics manufacturing operations. In addition, Deschenes serves as the North American Information and Safety Business Team manufacturing leader, responsible for creating electronics manufacturing expansion strategy for the region. Previously, he served as director of the Electronics Products Division at DMTN.

About DENSO:
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 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.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

About DENSO in North America:
Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 33 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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Koji Arima to be Elected DENSO President in June

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KARIYA (Japan) – DENSO Corp. today announced plans to elect Koji Arima as new president and CEO after the annual shareholders meeting in June. Current President and CEO Nobuaki Katoh will be promoted to chairman.

“I am both honored and determined to lead DENSO to further success as we continue to focus on developing world-first technologies, innovations in manufacturing, and true globalization,” Arima said. “I am dedicated to meeting the needs of our current and future customers, as well as fostering a sense of community and collaboration among DENSO’s 140,000 global employees.”

Arima joined DENSO in 1981, after earning a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He currently serves as senior executive director of DENSO’s Manufacturing Innovation Center.

Before assuming leadership of the Manufacturing Innovation Center, Arima’s assignments included serving as president of DENSO Manufacturing Italia and as executive director of DENSO’s Engine Electrical Systems Business Unit. Additional overseas experience included a stint at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Maryville, Tennessee.

Katoh has served as DENSO’s president and CEO since June 2008. Katoh led DENSO through the economic recession that followed the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and the instability caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, focusing on sustainable growth and increasing localization.

“It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as DENSO’s president for the past seven years,” said Katoh. “Arima has the qualities DENSO needs to stay competitive in the rapidly changing global business environment—a clear vision for the future, strong leadership and global experience, and broad business perspective.”

About DENSO:
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 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.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

About DENSO in North America:
Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 33 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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DENSO Announces North American Executive Personnel Changes

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO is pleased to announce changes to its North American executive management team. These changes support DENSO’s expansion and growth in the North American region.

DENSO in North America
Mike Brackett, senior vice president of Corporate Services at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee has assumed the roles of vice president of North American Corporate Planning and vice president of North American Human Resources at DENSO International America, Inc. In these roles, Brackett will be working at both DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Maryville, Tennessee, and DENSO International America, in Southfield. He is responsible for strengthening the competitiveness of North American business operations, as well as establishing the direction for human resources within the region.

Dave Grimmer, vice president of DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc., also will now serve as a lead for North American Production and Promotions Center at DENSO International America, Inc. in Southfield. Grimmer will manage North American core projects and support plants in order to strengthen DENSO’s manufacturing foundation.

Steve Milam was appointed president of DENSO Manufacturing Canada, Inc., and vice president of Business Planning and Accounting for DENSO’s Thermal Americas Center. In this dual role, Milam will seek to achieve extreme efficiency at DENSO Manufacturing Canada through implementation of lean principles.

DENSO International America, Inc.
Roger Berg has assumed additional responsibility as vice president of North American Research and Development at DENSO International America’s Silicon Valley, California office. Complementing work being done at its North America Research and Development center in Vista, California, he will now also lead the development of new product ideas for non-automotive, aftermarket, light vehicle and heavy duty business. Previously, Berg served as vice president of Wireless Technologies.

Tom Esser was promoted to vice president of Ford Global Sales at DENSO International America. Located in Southfield, he is responsible for overseeing global sales and marketing activities, including sales expansion and management of the group. Previously, Esser served as director of Ford Global Sales.

Dr. Gary Horvat has joined DENSO International America, Inc., in Southfield, as vice president of Powertrain and Electrical Hardware and Systems. In this role, he is responsible for the design, development and application of powertrain products for North American automotive customers.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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DENSO Air Systems Michigan President Jerry McGuire Retires

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – DENSO Air Systems Michigan, Inc. (ASMI) announced today the retirement of the company’s president, Jerry McGuire on April 30. As part of the leadership transition, Kazunori Kobayashi has been appointed president, and Kevin Carson has been appointed to senior vice president, responsible for the facility’s overall daily operations at both ASMI and DENSO Air Systems Kentucky (ASKY).

“We are grateful for the strong leadership of Jerry McGuire over the last 28 years,” said DENSO Thermal Group CEO Shingo Kuwamura. “He has played a critical role in the growth of DENSO in North America, having served in various leadership roles in Michigan and Arkansas. On behalf of everyone at DENSO, I wish to express our deep appreciation for Jerry’s contributions to our company’s success.”

McGuire began his career with DENSO in 1986, at DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI), and held several management roles in Facilities, Maintenance, Machine Design, Tool & Die and Radiator Manufacturing. His last role at DMMI was as vice president of Production Control and Plant Engineering, before being appointed president of DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas (DMAR) when that company was founded in 2003. He served as president of DMAR until 2010, when he was appointed president of ASMI.

“I’m grateful to DENSO for the many opportunities, challenges and the trust that have been afforded to me. These positive feelings and the wonderful memories will remain with me forever,” said McGuire. “While it’s hard to say good-bye, I am confident in the capabilities of Kazunori Kobayashi, Kevin Carson and the whole ASMI team to continue advancing our company’s mission to lead in the competitiveness of our products.”

About DENSO Air Systems Michigan, Inc.
DENSO Air Systems Corporation, headquartered in Anjo, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, produces hoses and pipes for automotive air-conditioning systems. DENSO Air Systems Corporation employs approximately 4,000 people globally. With locations in Michigan, Kentucky and Mexico, the company employs approximately 1,455 employees in North America. DENSO Air Systems Michigan Inc., was founded in 1987 as Koyo Corporation and later became ASMI in 2009.

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly 140,000 people. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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DENSO Announces Changes to its Management System along with Executive Changes

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KARIYA (Japan) – DENSO Corporation today announced that it plans to introduce a new management system, in addition to executive changes, following the 91st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Board of Directors Meeting on June 19.=p 1

Changes in Management System
DENSO will introduce a new management system designed to strengthen corporate governance.

The new system will:

1. Separate and clarify corporate responsibility among Members of the Board, Senior Executive Directors and Executive Directors. Members of the Board will be responsible for decision making and supervision, and Senior Executive Directors and Executive Directors will be responsible for business execution.
(Alteration of memorandum will be after approval at the 91st Annual General Shareholders Meeting.)

2. Introduce external Members of the Board to reflect objective suggestions and opinions from outside the company.

Executive Changes
1. New Executive Vice Presidents
Akio Shikamura
Haruya Maruyama

2. New Members of the Board
Masahiko Ito*
George Olcott, outside board member,
(Guest Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)?
Takashi Nawa,outside board member,
(Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy)
*Also holds the position of Senior Executive Director

3. New Audit and Supervisory Board Member:
Atsuhiko Shimmura

4. New Senior Executive Directors:
Shinji Shirasaki*
Manfredo Nicolelli
Akio Tajima*
Yoshikazu Makino
Michio Adachi*
Yasushi Yamanaka
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi*
Satoshi Iwata*
Masahiko Ito*
Toshiyuki Kato
Koji Arima
*Member of the Board

5. New Executive Directors:
Jack Helmboldt
Yuji Ishizuka
Yasuhiko Yamazaki
Hisaaki Sato
Hajime Kumabe
Yasushi Matsui
Hirotsugu Takeuchi

6. New Appointments for Board of Directors:

New Current
Hiromi Tokuda Advisor, Senior Technical Executive,
Chairman of DENSO
International Europe B.V.
Executive Vice President
Hikaru Sugi Advisor, Senior Technical Executive,
Chairman of DENSO
International America,INC.
Executive Vice President
Kazuo Hironaka Advisor Senior Executive Director,
Member of the Board

7. New Appointments for Executive Directors:

New Current
Noboru Yamada Advisor, Chairman of DENSO
(China) Investment Co., LTD.
Executive Director
Kenichiro Kamai Senior Technical Executive Executive Director

8. New Appointments for Audit and Supervisory Board Member:

New Current
Toshio Watanabe Advisor Audit and Supervisory
Board Member

 

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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DENSO International America Appoints Rob Hempel to Vice President of Sales & Marketing Division

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Rob Hempel has been appointed to vice president of the Sales and Marketing Division for DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM). Located at DENSO’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich., Hempel is responsible for directing business strategy, operational and personnel activities for the Toyota Sales group. The position was effective Jan. 2, 2014.

Previously, Hempel served as director of the Chrysler Sales group where he was responsible for overseeing the group’s overall business strategy and sales activities for the North American region.

Hempel first joined DIAM in 1993 as an engineer in the Engine Management Systems and Components, Fuel Delivery department. In 2000, he was appointed to sales manager of the General Motors Powertrain Sales group and, in 2004, was promoted to senior manager of the General Motors Thermal Business group.

In 2006, Hempel took an assignment in Shanghai, China, aimed at developing local support for General Motors business and keeping face-to-face contact with key executives in the Asia-Pacific region. He returned to North America in 2007 and was appointed to director of Chrysler Sales.

Hempel holds two degrees, including a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in Flint, Mich., and a Bachelor of Science in Product Design Engineering Technology from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.

He currently serves on the Southfield High School Marketing Advisory Board, has been a member of SAE since 1993, and also is a member of Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED).

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 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.globaldenso.com.

Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 11,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$6.8 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

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DENSO International America Appoints Bill Foy to Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Division

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Bill Foy has been appointed to senior vice president of the Sales and Marketing Division for DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM). Located at DENSO’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich., Foy is responsible for overseeing Sales, Marketing and Business Operations activities for all customers. The position is effective Jan. 2, 2014.

“Foy’s extensive experience and background will help set overall customer and product strategy to deliver total value to North American and global customers and drive stronger business partnerships,” said Kazumasa Kimura, chief operating officer of DIAM.

Previously, Foy served as vice president of the Sales and Marketing Division, responsible for overseeing the Toyota, Chrysler, Hyundai and European Sales groups, as well as Business Operations and Planning activities for DENSO’s North American region.

Foy first joined DIAM in 1997 as senior manager of the General Motors Sales Group. In 2001, he joined the Chrysler Sales Group where he coordinated sales activities for all products and was successful in aligning DENSO group companies to achieve two global supplier awards. He later was named vice president of the Chrysler Group in 2005 and was responsible for overseeing the group’s overall sales activities for the North American region.

Foy holds three degrees, including a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, both from the Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 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.globaldenso.com.

Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 11,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$6.8 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

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