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2012/06/01


Organizational and Personnel Changes

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organizational and personnel changes, effective June 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 China Business

  • The functions of China Administration Dept. and some functions of the China Sales Dept. have been transferred to the direct oversight of the China Business Div.
  • The China Planning & Finance Dept. and China Sales Dept. have been consolidated and reorganized to form the China Business Dept. No. 1 and China Business Dept. No. 2.
  • In line with the above changes, the China Administration Dept., China Planning & Finance Dept. and China Sales Dept. have been eliminated.

(2) Changes in the area of Domestic Business

  • Some functions of the Domestic Business Development Dept. and the Dealer Back-office Support Dept. have been consolidated to the newly formed Business Development Dept.
  • Some functions of the Domestic Business Development Dept., Sales Planning Dept. and Sales Development Dept. have been consolidated to the newly formed Brand Promotion Dept.
  • Some functions of the Sales Planning Dept., Non-New-Vehicle Profit Planning Dept. and Dealer Back-office Support Dept. have been transferred to the Sales Development Dept. and the Sales Development Dept. has been reorganized.
  • Some functions of the Sales Planning Dept., Non-New-Vehicle Profit Planning Dept. and Dealer Back-office Support Dept. and the functions of the Regional Sales Dept. No. 1, Regional Sales Dept. No. 2 and Regional Sales Dept. No. 3 have been consolidated to the newly formed Franchised-dealership Support Dept.
  • In line with the above changes, the Domestic Business Development Dept., Sales Planning Dept., Non-New-Vehicle Profit Planning Dept., Dealer Back-office Support Dept., Regional Sales Dept. No. 1, Regional Sales Dept. No. 2, and Regional Sales Dept. No. 3 have been eliminated.

(3) Changes in the areas of Customer Service and Production Control & Logistics

  • The functions of the Customer Service HR Planning & Administration Dept. and some functions of the Domestic Parts & Service Marketing Dept. have been transferred and consolidated to the Customer Service Business Development Dept.
  • Some functions of the Domestic Parts & Service Marketing Dept. and the functions of Overseas Parts & Service Marketing Dept. have been consolidated to the newly formed Customer Service Marketing Dept.
  • The Global Supply Chain Management Dept. has been transferred to the Production Control & Logistics Div.
  • In line with the above changes, the Customer Service HR Planning & Administration Dept., Domestic Parts & Service Marketing Dept. and Overseas Parts & Service Marketing Dept. have been eliminated.

(4) Changes in the areas of Quality, Hiroshima Plant, Hofu Plant and Production Engineering

  • Some functions of the Quality Assurance Dept., Supplier Quality Dept., Hiroshima Inspection Dept. and Hofu Inspection Dept. have been transferred and consolidated to the newly formed Quality Engineering Dept.
  • The Product Quality Dept. has been renamed the Field Quality Dept.
  • Some functions of the Supplier Quality Dept. have been transferred to the Quality Engineering Dept.; the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 1, Hiroshima Plant; and the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 4, Hofu Plant.
  • Some functions of the Hiroshima Inspection Dept. have been transferred to the Quality Assurance Dept.; the Powertrain Production Dept. No.2, Hiroshima Plant; the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 1, Hiroshima Plant; and the Painting, Trim & Final Assembly Engineering Dept. of Production Engineering Div.
  • Some functions of the Hofu Inspection Dept. have been transferred to the Quality Assurance Dept., the Powertrain Production Dept. No. 4 and the Vehicle Production Dept. No. 4, Hofu Plant.
  • In line with the above changes, the Supplier Quality Dept., Hiroshima Inspection Dept. and Hofu Inspection Dept. have been eliminated.

 

<Reference>
In line with these organizational changes, the number of departments has been reduced from 110 to 101.

 

2. Personnel changes

General managers and above

New post Current post Name
General Manager
China Business Dept. No.2
and Deputy General Manager
China Business Div.
Deputy General Manager
China Business Div.
Teruyuki Ogino
Staff Manager
China Business Div.
General Manager
China Administration Dept.
Takashi Fujiwara
General Manager
China Business Dept. No.1
General Manager
China Planning & Finance Dept.
Takuji Iwashita
Staff Manager
Production Control & Logistics Div.
General Manager
Parts Procurement & Logistics Dept.
Manabu Kihara
General Manager
Parts Procurement & Logistics Dept.
Dispatched to
Malox Co., Ltd.
Hideyuki Tsunajima
General Manager
Global Supply Chain Management Dept.
Manager
Global Supply Chain Management Dept.
Yoshihisa Handa
General Manager
Powertrain Production Dept. No.2
Hiroshima Plant
Staff Manager
Powertrain Production Dept. No.2
Hiroshima Plant
Ikuo Sugiyama
General Manager
Field Quality Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Quality Div.
General Manager
Product Quality Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Quality Div.
Yusuke Watanuki
General Manager
Quality Engineering Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Quality Div.
General Manager
Quality Assurance Dept.
Takashi Kamioka
Staff Manager
Quality Div.
General Manager
Hofu Inspection Dept.
Toshiharu Ishii
General Manager
Quality Assurance Dept.
General Manager
Hiroshima Inspection Dept.
Toru Utamura
Staff Manager
Quality Engineering Dept.
General Manager
Supplier Quality Dept.
Yoshifumi Soeda
Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
General Manager
Sales Planning Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Domestic Business Div.
Ryoji Takahashi
General Manager
Business Development Dept.
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.3
Shinji Kamigaki
General Manager
Brand Promotion Dept.
General Manager
Domestic Business Development Dept.
Takashi Yukami
General Manager
Sales Development Dept.
Staff Manager
Domestic Business Development Dept.
Yasunari Tanimoto
General Manager
Franchised-dealership Support Dept.
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.1
Yasuhiro Saito
Staff Manager
Franchised-dealership Support Dept.
General Manager
Non-New-Vehicle-Profit Planning Dept.
Taketo Ishida
Staff Manager
Franchised-dealership Support Dept.
General Manager
Dealer Back-office Support Dept.
Kazutoshi Kurosawa
General Manager
Customer Service Div.
General Manager
Customer Service Business Development Dept.
and General Manager
Customer Service Div.
Hiroshi Oda
Deputy General Manager
Customer Service Div.
General Manager
Customer Service HR Planning & Administration Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Customer Service Div.
Hidenori Kawano
General Manager
Customer Service Marketing Dept.
and Deputy General Manager
Customer Service Div.
Dispatched to Mazda Parts Co., Ltd.
Dispatched to
Mazda Parts Co., Ltd.
Norihiro Matsuo
Staff Manager
Customer Service Div.
General Manager
Domestic Parts & Service Marketing Dept.
Kiyoto Onitsuka
General Manager
Customer Service Business Development Dept.
Staff Manager
Corporate Planning & Development Div.
Hiroshi Okugawa
Dispatched to
Koshin Mazda Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Sales Development Dept.
Hiroshi Murakami
Dispatched to
SMM Auto Finance, Inc.
General Manager
Regional Sales Dept. No.2
Naohiro Higuchi
Dispatched to
Mazda Parts Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Global Supply Chain Management Dept.
Hiroaki Ozaki
Dispatched to
Mazda Parts Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Overseas Parts & Service Marketing Dept.
Ryuji Nakamoto
Dispatched to
Japan Climate Systems Corporation
Dispatched to
Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd.
Toshiki Hiura
Dispatched to
Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd.
General Manager
Powertrain Production Dept. No.2
Hiroshima Plant
Hiroshi Miyanaka
Dispatched to
Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd.
General Manager
China Sales Dept.
Minoru Fujihashi

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