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  • NEWDec. 26, 2008

Daihatsu Announces Changes in Responsibility for Directors and Executive Officers

Dec. 26, 2008

DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. announced today the changes in responsibility for some of its executive members as of 1 January 2009.

1.Changes in Responsibility for Directors

Name New Areas of Responsibility Former Areas of Responsibility
Kiyokazu Seo
(Executive Vice President)
  • K-Car*1 Development Group
  • Compact Car Development Group
  • R&D Management & Unit Development Group
  • Quality Generalization Group
  • Quality Group
  • Global Strategic Production Planning Group
  • Global Production Engineering & Manufacturing Group
  • BR*2 Promotion Division
  • President Commissioner, P.T. Astra Daihatsu
  • Product Development Group
  • Quality Generalization Group
  • Quality Group
  • Global Strategic Production Planning Group
  • Global Production Engineering & Manufacturing Group
  • BR*2 Promotion Division
  • President Commissioner, P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor
Eiji Nakajima
(Director)
  • Global Strategic Production Planning Group (Environmental Affairs Department, Global Production Support Center, Global Production Planning Division, Production Control Division, Logistic Division)
  • Management Division for Toyota
  • Global Strategic Production Planning Group (Environmental Affairs Department, BR*2 & Production Support Department, Global Production Planning Division, Production Control Division, Logistic Division)
  • Management Division for Toyota
Sachio Yamazaki
(Director)
  • Overseas Operations Group (Overseas Planning Division, Asia Division, China Division, Overseas Vehicle Division, Industrial Engine Division)
  • Management Division for Toyota
  • 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
Naoto Kitagawa
(Director)
  • Product Marketing Group (Product Marketing Division, Styling Division No1, Styling Division No2) Compact Car Development Group (Compact Car Product Planning Division, Body Design Division No2, Chassis Design Division No2)
  • Management Division for Toyota
  • Product Development Group (BR*2.GI*3 Promotion Division, Advanced Product Planning Division, R&D Management Center, K-Car*1 Development Center, Compact Car Development Center, Power Train Development Center, Frontier Technology Development Division)
  • Product Marketing Group (Deputy)
  • Management Division for Toyota

2.Changes in Responsibility for Executive Officers

Name New Areas of Responsibility Former Areas of Responsibility
Tadafumi Aisaka
(Senior Executive Officer)
  • K-Car*1 Development Group (K-Car*1 Product Planning Division, Body Design Division No1, Interior Components Design Division, Chassis Design Division No1, Test & Experiment Division, Electronics Engineering Division, Advanced Product Planning Division)
  • K-Car*1 Development Center (Body Design Division No1, Chassis Design Division No1, Test & Experiment Division, Electronics Engineering Division, Materials Engineering Division)
  • Product Development Group
Hiroshi Okano
(Senior Executive Officer)
  • R&D Management & Unit Development Group (R&D Strategic Planning Division, Technical Administration Division, Engineering Administration Division, Prototype Production Division, DQ*4 Promotion Division, Engine Engineering Division No1, Engine Engineering Division No2, Drive Train Engineering Division, Frontier Technology Development Division, Materials Engineering Division)
  • Tokyo Engineering Department
  • 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
Nakawaki Yasunori
(Senior Executive Officer)
  • Engine Engineering Division No1
  • Engine Engineering Division No2
  • Drive Train Engineering Division
  • Frontier Technology Development Division
  • Management Division for Toyota
  • Power Train Development Center (Engine Engineering Division No1, Engine Engineering Division No2, Drive Train Engineering Division)
  • Frontier Technology Development Division
  • Product Development Group
  • Management Division for Toyota
Jun Nagata
  • Product Marketing Group (Deputy) (Product Marketing Division, Styling Division No1, Styling Division No2)
  • Product Marketing Group (Product Marketing Division, Styling Division No1, Styling Division No2)
  • Product Development Group
Toshiharu Imanishi
  • Overseas Vehicle Division
  • General Manager, Overseas Vehicle Division
  • Europe Department
  • The Americas Department
  • Asia, Middle East, Africa & Oceania Department
Sunao Matsubayashi
  • Compact Car Development Group (Overseas)
  • Compact Car Development Center (Body Design Division No2, Chassis Design Division No2)
  • BR*2 Promotion Division
Masahiro Fukutsuka
  • Purchasing Group
  • Purchasing Group
  • Product Marketing Group
Yutaro Kuranaga
  • Global Production Support Center
  • Logistics Division
  • BR*2 & Production Support Department
  • Logistics Division
Noriyoshi Matsushita
  • Corporate Planning Division
  • Industrial Engine Division
  • General Manager, Corporate Planning Division
  • Corporate Planning Division
  • Industrial Engine Division
Shigenobu Uchikawa
  • General Affairs Division
  • Public Relations, Government & Industrial Affairs Division
  • Tokyo Engineering Department
  • Tokyo Office
  • General Affairs, Government & Industrial Affairs Division
  • Public Relations Division
  • Tokyo Office
Masahiko Kawatsu
  • Styling Division No1
  • Styling Division No2
  • Styling Division No1
  • Styling Division No2
  • Product Development Group
Osamu Tada
  • Management Division for Toyota
  • BR*2 Promotion Division
  • General Manager, Management Division for Toyota
  • Management Division for Toyota
  • General Manager, Management Division for Toyota
Shinsuke Hori
  • Advanced Product Planning Division
  • BR*2.GI*3 Promotion Division
  • Advanced Product Planning Division

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