OSAKA, Japan—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has made leadership changes for its U.S. and European operations.
Tomoshige “Tomo” Mizutani, president of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., will take on the additional role of president of Cypress, Calif.-based Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., effective July 1. Mizutani is general manager of Toyo's Nitto brand.
Mizutani replaces Tatsuo Mitsuhata, who has been named general manager of Toyo's European business unit, president of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH and president of Toyo Tire Deutschland GmbH, effective July 1.
Takashi Shimizu, current general manager for Toyo's Europe business unit, will continue in his other roles as general manager of the tire planning division and general manager, tire administration department, Toyo said.