Offenbach, Germany – Falken Tyre Europe has revised its management structure in anticipation of “continued expansion”, the company announced 18 March.
Falken reshuffles European management
As part of the restructuring scheme, chief operational officer (COO) and managing director Markus Boegner has been promoted to COO and president of Falken Tyre Europe, effective 1 March.
Boegner joined Falken in 2009 and was primarily responsible for sales and marketing.
In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall running and performance of the “growing business”, Falken said.
Also effective from 1 March, Yutaka Kuroda has been appointed CEO and chairman of Falken Tyre Europe, replacing Mitsuteru Tanigawa, who held the position since January last year.
Tanigawa will now work for parent company SRI as senior executive officer in the Asia-Pacific region.
Chief financial officer, Shingo Sakashita will concurrently serve as Falken Tyre Europe managing director.
Falken Tyre Europe is the European affiliate of the Japanese tire maker Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI).