Major changes in Bridgestone’s corporate officers

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Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone announced major changes in its corporate officers.

Yutaka Yamaguchi will be Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for CSR and Quality Management CSR, effective February 1, 2015. Yamaguchi  was Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for CSR and Quality Management CSR and Quality Management Planning.

Yoshihiko Ichikawa, Vice President and Officer Tyre Products Development and Motorsport Technology; Concurrently Assistant to  Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer Responsible for Technology, will be Vice President and Officer Tyre Products Development and  Motorsport Technology from February 1, 2015.

Koichi Morita has been appointed, effective February 1, 2015, as Vice President and Officer Central Research; Concurrently Assistant to Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer Responsible for Technology.

Koichi Morita, prior to the new appointment, was Vice President and Officer Central Research; Concurrently Director, Central Research Division; Concurrently Assistant to Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer Responsible for Technology; Concurrently Assistant to Vice President  and Officer, Innovation Development at Bridgestone.

From the end of February this year, Mitsuhira Shimazaki will take charge as Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for International Tyre Business Operations Asia Pacific, China, Middle East, Africa  and Russia Tyre Business Operations; Concurrently Director, Asia Pacific, China, Middle East, Africa and Russia Tyre Business Operations Division; Concurrently Executive Chairman of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. While Kunitoshi Takeda will be Vice President and Officer Seconded to Bridgestone South Africa (PTY) Ltd, from the end of February, 2015.

Ryutaro Ishii, Vice President and Officer Seconded to Bridgestone Americas, Inc, has been appointed as Vice President and Officer Assistant to Senior Vice President, Responsible for Production Technology.

Mitsuhira Shimazaki has been appointed as Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for International Tyre Business Operations Asia Pacific, China, Middle East, Africa and Russia Tyre Business Operations; Concurrently Executive Chairman of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., effective middle of March, 2015. Before this appointment, Mitsuhira Shimazaki was Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for International Tyre Business Operations Asia Pacific, China, Middle East, Africa and Russia Tyre Business Operations; Concurrently Director, Asia Pacific, China, Middle East, Africa and Russia Tyre Business Operations Division; Concurrently Executive Chairman of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Kunitoshi Takeda will take charge as Vice President and Officer Seconded to Bridgestone South Africa  (PTY) Ltd. Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Bridgestone South Africa (PTY) Ltd from the end of March.

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