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Yokohama Tire Corp. Announces Organizational Changes

MacMaster named chief operating officer; Quinn promoted to vice president, operations.

FULLERTON, Calif. – Takao Oishi, Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) president and CEO, has announced several organizational changes, including Jim MacMaster being named to chief operating officer (COO). Along with being COO, MacMaster will retain his current title of executive vice president, Business Division. According to Oishi, MacMaster will have day-to-day authority over all aspects of YTC’s business operations.
Oishi also announced that Jim Quinn was promoted from director, operations to vice president, operations. Several other changes in job scope and titles included:

-    Dan King – from vice president, sales to vice president, sales and marketing.
-    Mark Chung – from director, strategic marketing to director, corporate strategy and planning.
-    Jim Mayfield – from director, ADVAN to director, business development.

The organizational changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2009.

Reporting directly to MacMaster will be King; Quinn; Chung; Gary Nash, director, OTR sales; Shawna Lauzon, director, sales operations; and Dan Guiney, director, technical services.

Quinn, in addition to the Operations group he currently heads, will now assume responsibility for the MIS group.

Reporting to King (in addition to the Consumer and Commercial field sales organizations) will be Mayfield and Fred Koplin, director, marketing communications.

Reporting to Chung will be Product Planning, Product Mapping, Corporate Planning, Market Research and Motorsports.

Mayfield will continue to oversee ADVAN along with new customer development, the Friend Tire relationship, operations in Mexico and various new business opportunities.

Additionally, the Credit Department will move out of the Business Division and become part of the Finance Group, reporting to CFO Satoshi Miyata.

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