Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. has announced a new management structure that places emphasis on North American expertise and a refined focus on responsibilities. The new management team, including a chairman, president and two executive vice presidents, represents decades of experience in the U.S. and brings together a formidable knowledge of manufacturing from Hino globally.
Appointed to chairman is Yoshinori Noguchi. Noguchi also is president and CEO of Hino Motors Sales Inc. (dba Hino Trucks, Hino Motors Manufacturing sister company in the U.S.), He joined Hino in 1977 and has held various domestic and overseas assignments in his 39-year career with the company. He has served in the U.S. since 2013.
Appointed to president is Takashi Ono. Succeeding Kazuhiro Somiya, Ono, a veteran of the automotive industry, has held a number of domestic and international leadership positions over his 35-year career at Toyota Motor Corp. Most recently, Ono served as senior general manager of Hino Motors Ltd.
Appointed to executive vice president is Davey Jung. Jung has held numerous roles at Hino Motors Manufacturing Michigan offices throughout the past decade – most recently as senior vice president for purchasing, sales, R&D and corporate strategy. Previously, during a 13-year period at Dana Inc. in Ohio, Jung held positions including chief engineer and director of sales.
Appointed to executive vice president, North American vehicle production, Kenji Nomura will oversee North American vehicle production and sales, R&D and quality assurance in addition to other focused executive management responsibilities.