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DENSO Collaborates with Battle Creek Public Schools to Support Adult Education Programs

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (June 24, 2019)DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, announced today a collaboration with Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) to support the school district’s Adult Education Program, which includes general education diploma (GED) certification. The cooperation is part of DENSO’s efforts to provide impactful education opportunities to employees at its Battle Creek, Michigan, facility and follows the company’s recent opening of its Technical Training Center at the site.

Since BCPS-led programming began in March, nearly two dozen temporary DENSO employees have attended twice-weekly classes at DENSO’s Battle Creek campus. On Friday, three DENSO temporary employees graduated from the program with GEDs and were recognized alongside other graduates in a ceremony at the Miller Stone building in Battle Creek. Once temporary DENSO employees earn their GEDs, they become eligible for full-time employment opportunities as positions become available.

“Education and continuous improvement are core to what we do at DENSO, so partnering with Battle Creek Public Schools to offer GED assistance to our temporary employees was a natural fit,” said Kevin Carson, president of DENSO’s thermal manufacturing facility in Battle Creek. “Through the Adult Education Program, Battle Creek Public Schools is doing vital work ensuring our neighbors and community members are skilled, regardless of age. We are proud to support and advance that mission.”

Of the Battle Creek facility’s more than 3,000 employees, approximately 300 work in temporary capacities through employment agencies. Temporary DENSO employees are eligible for full-time employment after 90 days of good performance, but applicants must hold a GED to be considered, a barrier to some who would otherwise qualify for a full-time position. Now, DENSO’s temporary employees can attend classes on-site, study at their own pace and receive assistance with GED testing sign up after finishing their courses.

One former temporary DENSO employee, Mahala Worthington, recently completed the Adult Education Program and was hired in as an Associate I in heater core manufacturing.

“It’s been my goal to finish my GED, so I was really excited when DENSO announced the on-site program,” said Worthington. The instructors were so encouraging and helped me every step of the way. Becoming a full-time associate means I have health, retirement and other DENSO benefits, in addition to higher pay, so I’m thankful to have had this opportunity to reach my goal.”

Nicole Brown, DENSO’s Talent Acquisition Section Leader, attended the celebration to show the company’s support for the employees and celebrate their achievements.

To learn more about fulfilling and rewarding career opportunities at DENSO, go to densocareers.com. For more information on BCPS’s Adult Education program, visit https://www.battlecreekpublicschools.org/adulted/.

 

About DENSO

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 https://www.denso.com/global.

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 https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.

About Battle Creek Public Schools  

Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) is a school district located in Calhoun County, Michigan serving the City of Battle Creek as well as parts of Emmett, Pennfield and Bedford townships, and the City of Springfield. With a bold goal of achieving 100% success for every Bearcat, the district offers a broad range of educational experiences to meet the individual needs of students at all levels, including experiential learning, individualized instruction, advanced and accelerated curricula, and outdoor education. In 2017, BCPS received a historic investment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The district is now in the second year of a five-year transformation plan, advancing bold, top-to-bottom changes to provide a world-class college-, career- and culture-ready education for every student, in every grade, at every school.

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DENSO Announces Changes to the Organization and to the Responsibilities of Senior Executive Officers and Executive Officers

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced changes to its organizational structure, as well as to responsibilities of its senior executive officers and executive officers, which will take effect on July 1, 2019.

The changes support DENSO’s Long-term Plan 2025, the company’s roadmap for how to innovate during this once-in-a-century period of transformation and offer society new value in mobility. The updates allow DENSO to accelerate organizational reforms, strengthen the company’s technology development and thrive as mobility rapidly evolves.

Changes of Organization

(1) Establishment of the Sensor & Semiconductor Business Group

The Sensor & Semiconductor Business Unit in the Electronic Systems Business Group will be established as the Sensor & Semiconductor Business Group to enhance the operations of the sensor and semiconductor business and ensure company-wide cooperation across businesses. The Sensor Business Unit and Semiconductor Business Unit will be established within this group to accelerate strategy planning and decision making in the sensor and semiconductor businesses.

(2) Establishment of the Mobility Electronics Business Group

DENSO’s electronics and software development functions will be consolidated in response to the advancement of CASE technologies (connected, autonomous, shared and electrified) and to increase DENSO’s speed and competitiveness. As such, the ECU and basic technology development functions of the Electronic Systems Business Group will be integrated with the Mobility Systems Business Group to establish the Mobility Electronics Business Group.

 

Change of Responsibility

The following change will be effective July 1, 2019

Title
Name
New Current
Senior Executive Officer
Hiroyuki Ina
Sensor & Semiconductor Business Group,

Tokyo Office

Electronic Systems Business Group,

Tokyo Office

Senior Executive Officer

Yasuhiko Yamazaki

Production Innovation Center,

Manufacturing of Sensor & Semiconductor Business Group

Production Innovation Center,

Manufacturing of Electronic Systems Business Group

Senior Executive Officer

Hirotsugu Takeuchi

Mobility Electronics Business Group Mobility Systems Business Group
Executive Officer
Shinnosuke Hayashi
Mobility Electronics Business

Group(deputy),

Mobility systems Function Unit, Basis Electronic Technology Unit, DENSO CREATE INC.,

Connected Systems R&D Dept.

Electronic Systems Business

Group(deputy),

Mobility systems Function Unit, Basis Electronic Technology Unit, DENSO CREATE INC., Connected Systems R&D Dept.

Change is underlined

 

About DENSO

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 https://www.denso.com/global.

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 https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.

 

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DENSO Products and Services Americas Welcomes New President

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 19, 2019) – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has named Hirokatsu Yamashita president of DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. Yamashita took charge of the aftermarket products and services arm of the advanced mobility supplier on June 1.

The appointment follows sweeping personnel and organizational changes announced in March that enable DENSO to act more nimbly and efficiently in the face of rapid industry change.

In his new executive role, Yamashita oversees more than 600 employees of all DENSO Products and Services Americas groups: DENSO Light Vehicle Parts, Commercial & Heavy Duty, MovinCool, Robotics, Automated Data Capture (ADC), and DENSO Connected Services. Operations include the company’s headquarters in Long Beach; manufacturing operations in Murrieta, California; regional sales offices in Plano, Texas, and West Chester, Ohio; warehouses in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and Jeffersonville, Indiana; and a new technology center in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.

Yamashita brings more than 26 years of experience with DENSO in its sales, business planning, and administrative operations to his new post. Over time, he has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the corporation’s overseas network, as well as DENSO headquarters in Japan.

“I am honored to lead DENSO Products and Services Americas and build on the success of our team and our company’s continued growth in a rapidly changing automotive industry,” Yamashita said. “We are dedicated to staying ahead of the curve to meet our customers’ needs and strengthening relationships built on the quality and value of our parts and services.”

Yamashita joined DENSO in 1993 after earning his bachelor’s degree in law from Waseda University in Tokyo. He started with DENSO Japan as a budget controller in the Sales Administration group and moved into business planning with the Thermal Products group in 1999.

In 2008, Yamashita expatriated as general manager of Business Planning at DENSO Turkey, which operates the thermal products manufacturing and exporting within Europe. He was promoted to vice president in 2011.

In 2013, Yamashita returned to DENSO Japan where he led the product development operations of the Aftermarket Business Planning Department. In 2016, he was promoted to lead the department as general manager. Over the last two years, his duties grew to include serving as a board member of two entities: a joint venture compressor manufacturing and sales company in China where his initial responsibility was as a shareholder since 2014, and a cell phone distribution/mobile solutions company in Japan where he also served as a shareholder since 2017.

 

About DENSO

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 https://www.denso.com/global.

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 https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.

 

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