WEST POINT, Miss.—Yokohama Tire Co. has hired auto industry veteran Philip Calhoun as the plant manager/vice president of manufacturing at its Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Miss.
Mr. Calhoun has more than 28 years of manufacturing leadership experience that cover all aspects of manufacturing with a heavy emphasis on quality and precision manufacturing at both Ford Motor Co. and Nissan North America, the company said.
"I am pleased to welcome Philip to the YTMM family," Takehisa Morimoto, YTMM chairman and president, said.
"A native of Mississippi, he brings a wealth of automotive manufacturing experience, as well as a world-class education from institutions across the globe. He has earned a number of awards and certifications, and has a proven track record of success. With his impressive skill set, Philip will be able to have an immediate and positive impact on YTMM."
Mr. Calhoun did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and DePaul University and earned MBAs from the London School of Economics, School of HEC France and New York University. He graduated from MIT's Sloan School of Business certificate program in applied data and analytics.
"YTMM is truly a fantastic facility, and Yokohama is an outstanding, world-renowned company," Mr. Calhoun said. "I'm really looking forward to working with Mr. Morimoto and the YTMM team here in Mississippi."