Mitsuteru Tanigawa is the new CEO of Falken Tyre Europe
Mitsuteru Tanigawa has been appointed as Falken Tyre Europe’s new CEO. Joined Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) in 1980, Tanigawa has expertise in the rubber industry, especially in tyres. Earlier, he was director of SRI’s Indonesian tyre manufacturing as well as leading the sales activities in China. Falken Tire is a brand of passenger car, light truck, and medium truck tires owned by the Japanese company Sumitomo Rubber Industries.
Tanigawa will lead Falken’s expanding European operations from its headquarters outside Frankfurt. He will oversee the expansion of Falken’s distribution network and growth in OE business for the Falken brand.
Since 2012, Tanigawa has worked for SRI’s Sports division that develops and manufactures sporting goods such as golf clubs and tennis racquets. He was mainly responsible for the golf brands XXIO and SRIXON, leading to a deep passion for the sport. In March 2017, Tanigawa was appointed managing executive officer.
Falken is still a young brand. Thanks to the efforts of the dynamic team in Europe, it has become an established and trusted brand for consumers and the automobile industry. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with my colleagues in Europe and continuing to expand Falken’s presence in the region,” said Tanigawa.