Fullerton, California -- Yokohama Tire Corp. has chosen veteran automotive administrator Rex Simpson to fill the company's vacant vice president of administration position.
â€œRex is one of the most accomplished human resource executives I've had the pleasure to meet,â€ said Jim MacMaster, executive vice president of Fullerton-based Yokohama's business division.
Simpson will replace Steve Kessing, who retired in December after 17 years with the company.
â€œWe congratulate Steve Kessing on his retirement and on his years of contribution to the growth and health of our company,â€ MacMaster said. â€œWithout Steve's experience and leadership, we could not have been successful. I am confident he'll sleep better knowing he left his department in Rex's capable hands.â€
Simpson's past experience includes working the past 13 years in human resources at American Honda Motor Co. Inc. in Torrance, California.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)