I am very grateful for the time I have spent as your North America CEO. I have had the opportunity to visit many of you over the past four years. You have welcomed me and taught me many things about the different cultures, diverse talents and perspectives across North America. I have many fond memories with you – North America Quality Circle Competitions, the New Year Ceremony, openings of DIAM satellite R&D locations, and more. And, we have been through many challenges together, especially this past year with the coronavirus pandemic. I am continuously inspired by your challenging spirit, great compassion, talents, and dedication. Not only have you been a strength for DENSO, but also for our communities. I know that with your strength, DENSO can succeed and create a better future for many.
I will move to Japan soon, but I am not really so far away. I will continue to support North America, and other regions, as Chief Human Resources Officer. I look forward to working with many North America team members in the future. There are great opportunities for North America to play an active role, or to lead DENSO, globally in various areas. I am excited to see the great things we can accomplish together.
Thank you everyone. I will move to global headquarters, but will visit North America after we beat coronavirus. I hope it will come soon. Until then, stay safe, and please keep in touch.
Please click here to see my farewell video message to associates.