OFFENBACH, Germany—Falken Tyre Europe has revised its management structure in anticipation of further expansion.
Yukata 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 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. as senior executive officer in the Asia-Pacific region.
The tire maker also promoted Markus Boegner to chief operational officer and president of Falken Tyre Europe, as of March 1. He previously served as COO and managing director,
In his new role, Boegner will be responsible for the overall running and performance of the growing business, Falken said in a news release.
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.