ERJ staff report (DS)
Offenbach, Germany - Japanese tyre maker Falken has selected Yukio Yoshida to replace Satoru Ushida as corporate planning director at its European headquarters. Yoshida, 44, began his career at the parent Sumitomo Group in 1990 and has held several key positions at Falken Tire and Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) in Japan since then. Most recently, Yoshida was sales manager for the Asian region including China and Oceania. Ushida is returning to Japan, continuing to work for SRI.
Also with effect from January, Koji Fukuhara will take over as finance and administration director at the Offenbach headquarters. He will succeed Takesuke Ikeuchi, who is returning to Japan after a three year period in Europe.
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Press release from Falken