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  • NEWJun. 27, 2008

Daihatsu Announces Organizational Changes

Jun. 27, 2008

DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. announced the new organizational structure and the areas of responsibility for each executive member as of 27 June.

Executives' Titles and Areas of Responsibility

(1) Directors (*: New Directors)

Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Kousuke Shiramizu Chairman  
Teruyuki Minoura President  
Katsuyuki Kamio Executive Vice President
  • Product Marketing Group
  • Domestic Sales Group
  • Overseas Operations Group
Kiyokazu Seo Executive Vice President
  • Product Development Group
  • Quality Generalization Group
  • Quality Group
  • Global Strategic Production Planning Group
  • Global Production Engineering & Manufacturing Group
  • BR*1 Promotion Division
  • President Commissioner, P.T.Astra Daihatsu Motor
Katsuhiko Okumura Executive Vice President
  • Corporate Planning Group
  • Purchasing Group
  • Administration Headquarters Group
Eiji Nakajima Director
  • Global Strategic Production Planning Group
    (Environmental Affairs Department, BR*1 & Production Support Department, Global Production Planning Division, Production Control Division, Logistic Division), Management Division for Toyota
Hiroaki Iwabe Director
  • Administration Headquarters Group
    (Global Human Resources Division, Safety & Health Division, General Affairs, Government & Industrial Affairs Division, Public Relations Division, Tokyo Office)
Kenji Baba Director
  • Domestic Sales Group
    (Domestic Marketing Division, Domestic Sales Division, Fleet Sales Division, Parts Division)
Masanori Mitsui* Director
  • Quality Generalization Group
  • Global Production Engineering & Manufacturing Group
    (Power Train Production Engineering Division, Vehicle Production Engineering Division, Machinery Engineering Division, Operations Management Consulting Division, Head (Ikeda) Plant, Kyoto Plant, Shiga (Ryuo) Plant
Sachio Yamazaki* Director
  • Overseas Operations Group
    (Overseas Planning Division, Asia Division, China Division, China Office, Europe Department, The Americas Department, Asia, Middle East, Africa & Oceania Department, Industrial Engine Division)
  • Management Division for Toyota
Masahiro Takahashi* Director
  • Corporate Planning Group
    (Corporate Planning Division, Management Division for Toyota, Finance, Accounting & Cost Management Division, Cost Planning Division)
Naoto Kitagawa* Director
  • Product Development Group
    (BR*1.GI*2 Promotion Division, Advanced Product Planning Division, R & D Management Center, K-Car*3 Development Center, Compact Car Development Center, Power Train Development Center, Frontier Technology Development Division

(2) Corporate Auditors

Name Title
Kenzo Otsue
  • Statutory Corporate Auditor
Kunihiko Morita
  • Statutory Corporate Auditor
Kosuke Ikebuchi
  • Corporate Auditor
Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Corporate Auditor

(3) Executive Officers (*: New Executive Officers)

Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Tadafumi Aisaka Senior Executive Officer
  • K-Car*3 Development Center
    (Body Design Division No.1, Chassis Design Division No.1, Test & Experiment Division, Electronics Engineering Division, Materials Engineering Division),
  • Product Development Group
Hiroshi Okano* Senior Executive Officer
  • R&D Management Center
    (R&D Strategic Planning Division, R&D Management Division, Engineering Administration Division, Prototype Production Division, DQ*4 Promotion Division)
  • Tokyo Office
Katsuhiro Ikoma Senior Executive Officer
  • Quality Group
    (Quality Assurance Division, Global Service Division)
Yasunori Nakawaki Senior Executive Officer
  • Power Train Development Center
    (Engine Engineering Division No.1, Engine Engineering Division No.2, Drive Train Engineering Division) - Frontier Technology Development Division
  • Product Development Group
  • Management Division for Toyota
Hideki Nomura Executive Officer
  • Director, P. T. Astra Daihatsu Motor
Jun Nagata Executive Officer
  • Product Marketing Group
    (Product Marketing Division, Styling Division No.1, Styling Division No.2),
  • Product Development Group
Toshiharu Imanishi Executive Officer
  • Europe Department
  • The Americas Department
  • Asia, Middle East, Africa & Oceania Department
Masayuki Yamaguchi Executive Officer
  • Domestic Sales Division
  • Fleet Sales Division
Sunao Matsubayashi Executive Officer
  • Compact Car Development Center
    (Body Design Division No.2, Chassis Design Division No.2)
  • BR*1 Promotion Division
Hitoshi Horii Executive Officer
  • Domestic Marketing Division
Masahiro Fukutsuka Executive Officer
  • Purchasing Group
  • Product Marketing Group
Takashi Nomoto Executive Officer
  • President Director, P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor
Yutaro Kuranaga Executive Officer
  • BR*1 & Production Support Department
  • Logistics Division
Noriyoshi Matsushita Executive Officer
  • Corporate Planning Division
  • Industrial Engine Division
Kazunori Fukumoto* Executive Officer
  • Quality Assurance Division
Shigenobu Uchikawa* Executive Officer
  • General Affairs, Government & Industrial Affairs Division
  • Public Relations Division
  • Tokyo Office
Masahiko Kawatsu* Executive Officer
  • Styling Division No.1
  • Styling Division No.2
  • Product Development Group
Makoto Irie* Executive Officer
  • Global Human Resources Division
Osamu Tada* Executive Officer
  • Management Division for Toyota
Shigeharu Toda* Executive Officer
  • Asia Division
Yoshifumi Kishimoto* Executive Officer
  • Head (Ikeda) Plant
  • Kyoto Plant
  • Shiga (Ryuo) Plant
Shinsuke Hori* Executive Officer
  • BR*1.GI*2 Promotion Division
  • Advanced Product Planning Division

*1: Business Reform *2: Gijyutsu (Technology) Innovation *3: Mini Vehicles *4: Daihatsu's Quest for Quality of Cost