OFFENBACH, Germany (Jan. 16, 2012)—Japan's Falken Tire Corp. has selected Yukio Yoshida to replace Satoru Ushida as corporate planning director at its European headquarters.
Yoshida began his career at the parent Sumitomo Group in 1990 and has held several key positions at Falken Tire and Sumitomo Rubber Industries in Japan since then, according to the company. Most recently, he was sales manager for the Asian region including China and Oceania.
Falken said Ushida is returning to Japan and will continue to work for SRI.
Also taking effect in January, Koji Fukuhara will take over as finance and administration director at the Falken's Offenbach headquarters. He will succeed Takesuke Ikeuchi, who is returning to Japan after a three-year stint in Europe.