Takashi Yamanouchi Appointed
President and CEO Of Mazda Motor Corporation
Hiroshima, Japan - Mazda Motor
Corporation has announced that Takashi Yamanouchi has been named
President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 19,
2008. Yamanouchi succeeds Hisakazu Imaki, who remains Chairman
of the Board.
Masaharu Yamaki, formerly Director
and Senior Managing Executive Officer in charge of Production,
Business Logistics and IT Solution, has been appointed Executive
Vice President of Mazda, assistant to president; in charge of
R&D, Production, Purchasing and Quality.
All changes were approved on
November 18 by the Mazda board of directors.