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2007/08/01


Organizational and Personnel Changes

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

 

1. Organizational Changes
Changes in the area of Research and Development

Goals

- Mazda will accelerate development of its next generation powertrains based on Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, its long-term vision for technology development, and “Monotsukuri”, Mazda’s Manufacturing Innovation concept.
- In order to accomplish the goals of Mazda’s mid-term plan, the Mazda Advancement Plan, programs for existing products will be enhanced.
- By forming a department to improve work processes and reform the business culture in the Powertrain Development Div., Mazda will advance its efforts efficiently to achieve the desired quality levels in development of our next generation powertrains and programs for existing products.

 

Details

- The Powertrain Advance Development Dept. has been renamed the Powertrain Technology Development Dept.
- Some functions of the Powertrain Advance Development Dept. have been transferred to the Powertrain Planning Dept., the Powertrain Development Promotion Dept., and the Powertrain System Development Dept.
- The Powertrain Innovation Dept. has been newly established. Partial functions of the Powertrain Planning Dept. and the Powertrain Development Promotion Dept. have been transferred and consolidated within it.

 

2. Personnel Changes
General managers and above

New Post Current Post Name
Deputy General Manager
R&D Technical Administration Div.
and General Manager
MDI & MPDS Planning &
Development Dept.
Deputy General Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
and General Manager
Powertrain Development
Promotion Dept.
Yoshinori Okino
Deputy General Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
and General Manager
Powertrain Development
Promotion Dept.
Program Manager
and Deputy General Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
Takashige Tokushima
Deputy General Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
and General Manager
Powertrain Technology
Development Dept.
General Manager
Powertrain Advance
Development Dept.
Mitsuo Hitomi
General Manager
Powertrain Innovation Dept.
General Manager
MDI & MPDS Planning &
Development Dept.
Akihiro Kidani
General Manager
Asia and Pacific Sales Dept.
General Manager
Carib and Central & South America Sales Dept.
Kazuhiko Hayashi
General Manager
Carib and Central & South America Sales Dept.
General Manager
Asia and Pacific Sales Dept.
Kiyotaka Ishii

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