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2012/03/30


Organizational and Personnel Changes

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organizational and personnel changes, effective April 1, 2012.

 

1. Organizational Changes

Aims
  • To speed up the decision-making process, optimize organizational efficiency and broaden the scope in which employees can be successful in order to steadily implement Mazda's Structural Reform Plans through expanding the scope of departments and divisions.

 

Details of organizational changes

(1) Changes in the area of Corporate Planning

  • The Corporate Planning Div. and Profit Control Div. have been consolidated, to form the new Corporate Planning & Development Div.
  • Functions of the Corporate Planning Administration Dept. have been transferred to the Corporate Planning & Development Division.
  • Some functions of the Cost Control Dept. have been transferred to the Cost Planning Dept. Functions of the Corporate Planning Dept. and some functions of the Cost Control Dept. have been consolidated, to form the new Budget Control Dept.
  • The Business Strategy Dept. has been renamed the business Promotion Dept.
  • In line with the above changes, the Corporate Planning Div., the Profit Control Div., the Corporate Planning Administration Dept., Corporate Planning Dept. and Cost Control Dept. have been eliminated.

(2) Changes in the area of Product

  • The Product Planning Div. and Program Management Div. have been consolidated, to form the new Product Div.
  • Functions of the Basic Design Dept. have been transferred to the Product Planning Dept.
  • Functions of the Infrastructure Dept. have been transferred to the Product Division and the Product Planning Dept.
  • In line with the above changes, Product Planning Div., Program Management Div., Basic Design Dept., and Infrastructure Dept. have been eliminated.

(3) Changes in the area of Vehicle Development

  • Functions of the R&D Quality Dept. have been transferred to the Vehicle Development Div., and the R&D Quality Dept. has been eliminated.

(4) Changes in the area of Purchasing

  • Functions of the Purchasing Planning Dept. and Purchasing Administration Dept. have been consolidated, to form the new Purchasing Administration Dept. The Purchasing Planning Dept. and the previous Purchasing Administration Dept. have been eliminated.

(5) Changes in the area of Production Engineering

  • Functions of the Product & Production Engineering Dept. have been transferred to the Production Engineering Div. and Production Planning Dept.
  • The functions of the Tool & Die Sales Dept. have been transferred to the Tool & Die Production Dept.
  • In line with the above changes, the Product & Production Engineering Dept. and Tool & Die Sales Dept. have been eliminated.

(6) Changes in the area of Production Control & Logistics

  • The functions of the Production Control & Logistics Planning Dept. have been transferred to the Production Control & Logistics Div., and the Production Control & Logistics Planning Dept. has been eliminated.

(7) Changes in the area of Hiroshima Plant

  • Functions of the Workshop Engineering Dept. No. 1 have been transferred to the Powertrain Production Dept. No. 2 and Vehicle Production Dept. No. 1.
  • Functions of the Powertrain Production Dept. No. 1 have been transferred to the Powertrain Production Dept. No. 2.
  • Functions of the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 2 have been transferred to the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 1.
  • In line with the above changes, the Workshop Engineering Dept. No. 1, Powertrain Production No. 1, and the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 2 have been eliminated.

(8) Changes in the area of Hofu Plant

  • Functions of the General Affairs Dept. (Hofu) have been transferred to the Hofu Plant division.
  • Functions of the Workshop Engineering Dept. No. 2 have been transferred to the Powertrain Production Dept. No. 4 and the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 4.
  • In line with the above changes, the General Affairs Dept. (Hofu) and Workshop Engineering Dept. No. 2 have been eliminated.

(9) Changes in the area of Global Marketing & Sales and Customer Service

  • The Global Marketing Div. and Overseas Sales Div. have been consolidated, to form the new Global Sales & Marketing Div.
  • The Global Brand Management Dept. has been renamed the Brand Strategy Dept. and some functions of the Market Support Dept. have been transferred and integrated to the department.
  • The Global Consumer Insight Dept. has been renamed the Consumer Insight Dept.
  • The Global Product Marketing Dept. has been renamed Product Marketing Dept. and some functions of the Market Support Dept. have been transferred and integrated to the Product Marketing Dept.
  • Some functions of the Global Product Marketing Dept. and the Market Support Dept. have been consolidated, to form the new Sales Administration Dept.
  • Some functions of the Global Marketing Div. and the Overseas Business Development Dept. have been consolidated, to form the new Global Sales Planning Dept.
  • Functions of the North America & Europe Support and Management Dept. and some functions of the Overseas Business Development Dept. have been consolidated, to form the new Market Operation Dept. No. 1.
  • Functions of the Asia & Pacific Sales Dept. and some functions of the Market Support Dept. have been consolidated, to form the new Market Operation Dept. No. 2.
  • Some functions of the Carib (Caribbean) and Central & South America Sales Dept., all functions of the Middle East & Africa Sales Dept. and some functions of the Market Support Dept. have been consolidated, to form the new Market Operations Dept. No. 3.
  • Some functions of the Carib (Caribbean) and Central & South America Sales Dept. have been transferred to the Global Sales & Marketing Div.
  • The Global Accessories Marketing Dept. has been transferred to the Customer Service Div. and renamed Accessories Dept.
  • In line with the above changes, the Global Marketing Div., Overseas Sales Div., North America & Europe Support and Management Dept., Market Planning and Administration Dept., Overseas Business Development Dept., Market Support Dept., Asia & Pacific Sales Dept., Carib (Caribbean) and Central & South America Sales Dept. and Middle East & Africa Sales Dept. have been eliminated.

(10) Changes in the area of Human Resources and General Legal Affairs

  • The Human Resources Div. and Corporate Services Div. have been reorganized respectively to newly create the Human Resources Office and Office of General Legal Affairs.
  • The Safety and Health Promotion Dept. has been reorganized to establish an individual department and renamed the Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention Dept.
  • Functions of the Global Human Resources Dept., Personnel & Labor Affairs Dept. and HR Business Support Dept., and some functions of the Compliance Administration Dept. have been transferred to the Human Resources Office.
  • Functions of the Compliance Administration Dept. and Office of Legal Affairs and some functions of the General Affairs Dept. have been transferred to the Office of General Legal Affairs.
  • Functions of general affairs for Osaka of the General Affairs Dept. have been transferred to the Regional Sales Dept. No. 2 of the Domestic Business Div.
  • Functions of general affairs for Tokyo of the Tokyo General Affairs Dept. have been transferred to be under the oversight of the executive officer in charge of the Tokyo Office.
  • In line with the above changes, Human Resources Div., Corporate Services Div., Global Human Resources Dept., Personnel & Labor Affairs Dept., HR Business Support Dept., Compliance Administration Dept., General Affairs Dept., Tokyo General Affairs Dept. and Office of Legal Affairs have been eliminated.

 

<Reference>
In line with these organizational changes, the number of divisions including offices as individual divisions has been reduced from 28 to 25, and the number of departments has been reduced from 133 to 110.

 

2. Personnel Changes

(1) Executive Officers

New post Current post Name
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Global Marketing,
Sales and Customer Service;
In charge of Customer Tsunagari Innovation;
President, Mazda South East Asia Ltd.
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Oversight of Global Marketing,
Sales and Customer Service;
In charge of Customer Tsunagari Innovation and Overseas Sales;
President, Mazda South East Asia Ltd.
Yuji Nakamine
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of New Emerging Market Operation;
President and CEO,
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of New Emerging Market Operation;
General Manager, Latin American Operation; Preparation Office;
President and CEO,
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Keishi Egawa
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Secretariat,
Human Resources, General & Legal Affairs, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Secretariat,
Human Resources, Corporate Services, Compliance, Risk Management and Mazda Hospital
Koji Kurosawa
Executive Officer
Assistant to the Officer with
Oversight of Global Sales Domain and in charge of promoting
Customer Tsunagari Innovation;
In charge of Global Sales & Marketing
Executive Officer
Assistant to the Officer with
Oversight of Global Sales Domain and in charge of promoting
Customer Tsunagari Innovation;
In charge of Global Marketing
Masahiro Moro
Executive Officer
General Manager,
Corporate Planning & Development Div.;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Executive Officer
General Manager,
Corporate Planning Div. and Profit Control Div.;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Cost Innovation
Takashi Furutama
Executive Officer
General Manager,
Human Resources Office;
Assistant to the Officer in charge of Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention
Executive Officer
General Manager,
Human Resources Div.
Takeshi Fujiga

 

(2) General managers and above

New post Current post Name
Deputy General Manager
Corporate Planning & Development Div.
Deputy General Manager
Corporate Planning Div.
Hiroyuki Fukumaru
Deputy General Manager
Corporate Planning & Development Div.
and Deputy General Manager
Purchasing Div.
Deputy General Manager
Profit Control Div.
and Deputy General Manager
Purchasing Div.
Chiharu Mizutani
Deputy General Manager
Corporate Planning & Development Div.
General Manager
Cost Control Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Profit Control Div.
and Deputy General Manager
Corporate Planning Div.
Shigekazu Satake
Staff Manager
Corporate Planning & Development Div.
General Manager
Corporate Planning Administration Dept.
Hiroshi Okugawa
General Manager
Budget Control Dept.
General Manager
Corporate Planning Dept.
Naoki Kamemura
General Manager
Business Promotion Dept.
General Manager
Business Strategy Dept.
Atsushi Yasumoto
General Manager
Latin American Operation Preparation Office
Deputy General Manager
Latin American Operation Preparation Office
Kiyoshi Ogawa
Deputy General Manager
Latin American Operation Preparation Office
General Manager
Carib and Central & South America Sales Dept.
Kiyotaka Ishii
Staff Manager
Latin American Operation Preparation Office
General Manager
Overseas Sales Div.
Hiroki Choshi
General Manager
Prototype Fabrication Dept.
Manager
Prototype Fabrication Dept.
Masanobu Saiki
General Manager
Product Div.
and Program Manager
General Manager
Program Management Div.
and Program Manager
Hiroshi Inoue
Deputy General Manager
Product Div.
General Manager
Product Planning Div.
Ryuichi Umeshita
Program Manager
Product Div.
General Manager
Basic Design Dept.
Koji Noma
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Masayuki Sakamoto
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Nobuhiro Yamamoto
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Takumi Akashi
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Yoshimasa Kuwata
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Takasuke Kobayashi
Staff Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Ryoichi Kishimoto
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Akihiro Kashiwagi
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Hiroshi Nagao
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Hideaki Tanaka
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Hideki Matsuoka
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Michio Tomiyama
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Hiroshi Kajiyama
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Kenichiro Saruwatari
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Naoki Okano
Program Manager
Product Div.
Program Manager
Program Management Div.
Hiroshi Ozawa
Program Manager
Product Div.
General Manager
Infrastructure Dept.
Minoru Takata
Deputy Program Manager
Electric Drive System Development Office
Program Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
Yuji Shono
General Manager
Vehicle Development Promotion Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Program Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Norihiro Tomita
Program Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Manager
Doors & Lids Development Gr.
Body Development Dept.
Toshifumi Ikeda
Program Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Dispatched to
Mazda Motor Europe G.m.b.H.
Hiroyuki Matsumoto
General Manager
Powertrain Technology Development Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
General Manager
Powertrain Technology Development Dept.
Yuji Akagi
General Manager
Drivetrain Development Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
General Manager
Drivetrain Development Dept.
Masamitsu Koike
General manager
Engine Design Engineering Dept.
Manager
Engine Design Engineering Dept.
Tsuyoshi Goto
General Manager
Purchasing Administration Dept.
General Manager
Purchasing Planning Dept.
Koichi Fukano
Staff Manager
Purchasing Administration Dept.
General Manager
Purchasing Administration Dept.
Masaaki Tokushige
Staff Manager
Production Engineering Div.
General Manager
Prototype Fabrication Dept.
Nobuyuki Nakado
General Manager
Tool & Die Production Dept.
General Manager
Tool & Die Production Dept.
and General Manager
Tool & Die Sales Dept.
Norihisa Adachi
Deputy General Manager
Production Control & Logistics Div.
General Manager
Production Control & Logistics Planning Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Production Control & Logistics Div.
Shinji Sakatani
Deputy General Manager
Hiroshima Plant
General Manager
Workshop Engineering Dept. No.1
and Deputy General Manager
Hiroshima Plant
Yasunobu Hiragouchi
Staff Manager
Powertrain Production Dept. No.2
Hiroshima Plant
General Manager
Powertrain Production Dept. No.1
Hiroshima Plant
Ikuo Sugiyama
Staff Manager
Vehicle Production Dept. No.1
Hiroshima Plant
General Manager
Vehicle Production Dept. No.2
Hiroshima Plant
Hironori Okano
Deputy General Manager
Hofu Plant
General Manager
Workshop Engineering Dept. No.2 and Deputy General Manager
Hofu Plant
Hidenori Kawakami
Staff Manager
Hofu Plant
General Manager
General Affairs Dept.(Hofu), Hofu Plant
Akihiro Narusue
General Manager
Global Sales & Marketing Div.
General Manager
Global Marketing Div.
Yasuhiro Aoyama
Deputy General Manager
Global Sales & Marketing Div.
General Manager
North America & Europe Support and Management Dept.
Benno Gaessler
General Manager
Market Operations Dept. No.2
and Deputy General Manager
Global Sales & Marketing Div.
General Manager
Asia and Pacific Sales Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Overseas Sales Div.
Hidesuke Takesue
Staff Manager
Global Sales & Marketing Div.
General Manager
Global Accessories Marketing Dept.
Kenji Ito
Staff Manager
Global Sales & Marketing Div.
General Manager
Market Support Dept.
Hiroshi Yoshida
General Manager
Brand Strategy Dept.
General Manager
Global Brand Management Dept.
Shunsuke Hamamoto
General Manager
Consumer Insight Dept.
General Manager
Global Consumer Insight Dept.
Tatsuya Kato
General Manager
Product Marketing Dept.
General Manager
Global Product Marketing Dept.
Tomoya Ichinose
General Manager
Market Operations Dept. No.1
General Manager
Overseas Business Development Dept.
Kosei Mido
General Manager
Market Operations Dept. No.3
General Manager
Middle East and Africa Sales Dept.
Nobuyuki Sato
General Manager
Global Sales Planning Dept.
Staff Manager
Global Marketing Div.
Hironori Tanaka
General Manager
Sales Administration Dept.
General Manager
Market Planning and Administration Dept.
Noboru Watanabe
Staff Manager
Fleet Sales Dept.
General Manager
Tokyo General Affairs Dept.
Hiroshi Miura
General Manager
Customer Service Business Development Dept.
and General Manager
Customer Service Div.
General Manager
Customer Service Div.
Hiroshi Oda
General Manager
Accessories Dept.
Staff Manager
Customer Service Div.
Ikuhiro Yoshinaga
General Manager
Vehicle Service & Program Dept.
General Manager
Customer Service Business Development Dept.
Hideaki Itami
General Manager
System Governance & Administration Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
IT Solution Div.
and Deputy General Manager
Corporate Planning & Development Div.
General Manager
System Governance & Administration Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
IT Solution Div.
and Deputy General Manager
Corporate Planning Div.
Yutaka Wasemori
Deputy General Manager
Human Resources Office
General Manager
Global Human Resources Dept.
Yuji Takenouchi
Deputy General Manager
Human Resources Office
General Manager
Personnel & Labor Affairs Dept.
Makoto Nakamura
Staff Manager
Human Resources Office
General Manager
HR Business Support Dept.
Kouji Ohta
General Manager
Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention Promotion Dept.
General Manager
Safety and Health Promotion Dept.
Kazunori Matsubara
General Manager
Office of General & Legal Affairs
General Manager
Corporate Services Div.
Makoto Yoshihara
Deputy General Manager
Office of General & Legal Affairs
General Manager
General Affairs Dept.
Yasuyoshi Shimamoto
Deputy General Manager
Office of General & Legal Affairs
General Manager
Office of Legal Affairs
Kenji Matsumoto
Staff Manager
Office of General & Legal Affairs
General Manager
Compliance Administration Dept.
Yoshiyuki Asada
Dispatched to
Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.
Program Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
Hirofumi Kawamura
Dispatched to
Mazda North American Operations
General Manager
Vehicle Service & Program Dept.
Yoji Maekawa
Dispatched to
Mazda Motor Europe G.m.b.H.
General Manager
Engine Design Engineering Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Powertrain Development Div.
Ichiro Hirose
Dispatched to
Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd.
Dispatched to
FAW Mazda Motor Sales Co., Ltd.
Masanori Fujino
- (To retire on April 10, 2012) Hisao Muramoto
- Deputy General Manager
Vehicle Development Div.
(To retire on April 10, 2012)
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