Leadership changes announced at Yokohama Tyre.
Yokohama Tyre (YTC) has announced three organizational leadership promotions that are effective immediately. Hideto Katsuragawa was named chairman of YTC.
Katsuragawa, a YRC board member and senior managing corporate officer, remains president and CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA), which oversees all Yokohama-related operations in North America, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. Shinichi Takimoto, also a YRC corporate officer, was named CEO of YTC, Yokohama Tyre Canada and Yokohama Tyre Mexico. Jeff Barna, who joined YTC in January 2017 as COO, was named president of YTC.
Barna’s expanded role now includes oversight of the company’s OE sales, export sales and human resource functions. His ongoing responsibilities include sales, marketing, product management, supply chain/logistics, project management and business analytics.