Yokohama Tire announces executive promotion

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FULLERTON, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has announced that Takao Oishi will be promoted to corporate officer of the Yokohama Rubber Company (YRC), effective June 27.

This is the second promotion this year for Oishi, who assumed the role of president and CEO of YTC April 1. Oishi succeeded Norio Karashima, who was promoted to managing corporate officer earlier this year, and effective June 27, to director and senior managing corporate officer of YRC, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Oishi will continue to be based in Fullerton, Calif. where he will retain oversight of YTC.

Oishi joined YTC in 2007 as executive vice-president, responsible for MIS, OE sales, strategic marketing and operations. He previously served as president of Yokohama Europe and lived in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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