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2006/12/28


Organizational and Personnel Changes

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organizational and personnel changes which are effective January 1, 2007.

 

1. Organizational Changes

These organizational changes are aimed at strengthening Mazda’s personnel and labor initiatives from a global perspective through improved services in the personnel and human development departments. This is to be achieved by further developing the abilities of managers and staff members and how they are utilized within Mazda, while also working at improving levels of job satisfaction.

 

Mazda’s Executive Officer and General Manager of the Human Resources Division, Minoru Mitsuda, said, “These organizational changes have the goals of strengthening our strategic planning functions for the future and for the global development of personnel and labor. Fundamental to these changes is the desire to maximize the potential of our human resources and provide an even better working environment for our employees.”

 

Mazda announced that ‘leveraging human resources’ was one of the key measures of its Mazda Momentum midterm management plan, and it has been moving forward with infrastructure improvements. The company is actively developing its middle management ranks and fostering the development of its next generation of leaders. These changes are one of a series of efforts aimed at human resources development from a global perspective.

 

Details of the organizational changes follow.

 

Goals

(1) To accelerate the development and utilization of human resources within the Mazda group, strengthen Mazda’s personnel and labor strategy planning functions from a global perspective.
(2) Consolidate the functions of the human resources and labor departments, and strengthen the support framework necessary to accomplish the business objectives of all departments.
(3) To raise the quality of service that the personnel and human development departments can offer to management and employees in order to increase levels of job satisfaction.

 

Details

(1) The Global HR Planning Dept. has been newly formed and certain functions of the Human Resources Dept., Employee Relations Dept. and Career Development Dept. were transferred to it.
(2) The Human Resources Dept. and Employee Relations Dept. have been integrated into a new department that has been named the Personnel & Labor Affairs Dept.
(3) The HR Business Support Dept. has been newly formed and certain functions of the Human Resources Dept., Employee Relations Dept. and Career Development Dept. were transferred to it.
(4) In line with the organizational changes stated above, the Human Resources Dept., Employee Relations Dept. and Career Development Dept. have all been eliminated.

 

2. Personnel Changes
(1) Executive officers

New Post Current Post Name
Executive Officer
General Manager
Human Resources Div.
Executive Officer
General Manager
Personnel & Human
Development Div.
and General Manager
Human Resources Dept.
Minoru Mitsuda

 

(2) General managers and above

New Post Current Post Name
Staff Manager
Global Marketing Div.
General Manager
Global Accessories Marketing
Dept.
Wataru Tsushima
General Manager
Global Product Marketing Dept.
Manager
Product Planning &
Implementation Gr. No. 1
Product Planning Dept.
Toru Nakajima
General Manager
Global Accessories Marketing
Dept.
Manager
Vehicle Line 1 Gr.
Global Product Marketing Dept.
Kenji Ito
General Manager
Global HR Planning Dept.
Manager
Human Resources Planning and
Support Gr.
Human Resources Dept.
Yuji Takenouchi
General Manager
Personnel & Labor Affairs Dept.
General Manager
Employee Relations Dept.
Takeshi Fujiga
General Manager
HR Business Support Dept.
General Manager
Career Development Dept.
Tsuneyasu Kajiwara
Dispatched to
Mazda Motor Europe G.m.b.H
General Manager
Global Product Marketing Dept.
Shunsuke Hamamoto

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