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2009/04/01


Organizational and Personnel Changes

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organizational and personnel changes, effective April 1, 2009.

 

1. Organizational Changes
(1) Changes in the area of Domestic Business

Goals

- Streamline the divisional structure to speed up the decision making process and enhance organizational efficiency.
- To enhance communication between each regional sales department and the sales companies in their area, and reinforce sales, service, customer satisfaction and management support for dealerships.

 

Details of the organizational changes

- The Domestic Business Development Dept., Sales Development Dept., Regional Sales Department No. 1, Regional Sales Department No. 2, and Regional Sales Department No. 3 have been reorganized.
- The New Vehicle Planning Dept., Non-New-Vehicle-Profit Planning Dept., and Dealer Back-Office Support Dept. have been newly established.
- In line with the above changes, the Domestic Administration Dept., CS Promotion Dept., Brand Promotion Dept., Product Brand Marketing Dept., Market Representation Dept., Sales Network Promotion Dept., Used Car Dept., Sales Operation Dept., and Autozam Dept. have been eliminated.

 

(2) Changes in the area of Corporate Services

Goals

- Reorganize the divisional structure to enhance business efficiency and accelerate business operations.

 

Details of the organizational changes

- The Osaka Branch has been reorganized as the Osaka General Affairs Group.
- In line with the above change, the functions of the Osaka Branch have been transferred to the General Affairs Dept.

 

2. Personnel Changes
Executive officer

New Post Current Post Name
Executive Officer
General Manager, Hofu Plant
and General Manager
Workshop Engineering Dept. No.2
Executive Officer
General Manager, Hofu Plant
Masafumi Nakano

 

General managers and above

New Post Current Post Name
Staff Manager
China Sales Dept.
General Manager
Domestic Parts & Service Marketing Dept.
Kazuhiro Kobayashi
Staff Manager
China Sales Dept.
General Manager
Product Brand Marketing Dept.
Masaichi Takagi
General Manager
Prototype Fabrication Dept.
General Manager
Tool & Die Production Dept.
and General Manager
Tool & Die Sales Dept.
Nobuyuki Nakado
General Manager
Design Div.
Deputy Program Manager
Design Strategic Studio
Ikuo Maeda
General Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
General Manager
Vehicle Development Promotion Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Takahisa Sori
General Manager
Vehicle Development Promotion Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Deputy General Manager
Program Management Div.
Ryoji Oe
Program Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Program Manager
Product Planning Div.
Hitoshi Takeshita
Staff Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
General Manager
Engine Testing & Research Dept.
Shin Okamoto
General Manager
Engine Engineering Dept.
Dispatched to Mazda North American Operations Susumu Niinai
General Manager
Engine Testing & Research Dept.
General Manager
Engine Engineering Dept.
Iwao Utsumi
General Manager
Purchasing Administration Dept.
General Manager
Parts Purchasing Dept. No.1
Masaaki Tokushige
General Manager
Parts Purchasing Dept. No.1
Dispatched to Micro Techno Co., Ltd. Tetsuto Nakamura
General Manager
Tool & Die Sales Dept.
and General Manager
Tool & Die Production Dept.
Staff Manager
Product & Production Engineering Dept.
Norihisa Adachi
General Manager
Vehicle Production Dept. No.2
Hiroshima Plant
Dispatched to
Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd.
Atsumi Taomori
General Manager
Domestic Business Development Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
Nobuhiko Watabe
General Manager
New Vehicle Planning Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
Raita Nishiyama
Staff Manager
Domestic Business Div.
General Manager
Domestic Administration Dept.
Takao Shimomura
Staff Manager
Domestic Business Div.
General Manager
Sales Development Dept.
Hitoshi Onishi
Staff Manager
Domestic Business Div.
General Manager
Autozam Dept.
Isao Suzuki
Staff Manager
Domestic Business Div.
General Manager
Sales Operation Dept.
Masanori Amimoto
Staff Manager
Domestic Business Div.
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.3
Hideyuki Onishi
Staff Manager
Domestic Business Div.
General Manager
Brand Promotion Dept.
Takashi Yukami
General Manager
Non-New-Vehicle-Profit Planning Dept.
General Manager
CS Promotion Dept.
Katsushi Kozuki
General Manager
Dealer Back-Office Support Dept.
General Manager
Domestic Business Development Dept.
Kenichi Nakao
General Manager
Sales Development Dept.
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.1 (Tokyo)
Hiroshi Murakami
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.1 (Tokyo)
General Manager
Used Car Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
Hiroaki Shimada
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.2 (Osaka)
General Manager
Market Representation Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
Shigemi Yamaguchi
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.3
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.2 (Osaka)
Akira Moriwaki
Deputy General Manager
Customer Service Div.
General Manager
Sales Network Promotion Dept
Hiroshi Oda
Staff Manager
Customer Service Div.
Deputy General Manager
Customer Service Div.
Teruhiko Miyazaki
General Manager
Domestic Parts & Service Marketing Dept.
Manager
Domestic Service Marketing Gr.
Domestic Parts & Service Marketing Dept.
Kiyoto Onitsuka
Dispatched to
DaikyoNishikawa Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Purchasing Administration Dept.
Hitoshi Takahashi
Dispatched to
Yoshiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Prototype Fabrication Dept.
Koji Yamashita
Dispatched to
Keylex Co., Ltd.
Executive Vice President
General Manager
Workshop Engineering Dept. No.2
and Deputy General Manager
Hofu Plant
Mitsuru Iwao
Dispatched to
Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Yasuhiro Fujisaki
Dispatched to
Micro Techno Co., Ltd.
Manager
Engine Parts Gr.
Parts Purchasing Dept. No.3
Tetsuro Fujimoto
Dispatched to
Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Vehicle Production Dept. No.2
Hiroshima Plant
Teruyuki Ogino
- Deputy General Manager
Corporate Communications Div.
(Return to Ford, effective March 31, 2009)
Craig L. von Essen
- General Manager
Design Div.
(To resign on April 10, 2009)
Laurens G. van den Acker
- General Manager
Osaka Branch
(To retire on April 10, 2009)
Masakazu Sugiura

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