Yokohama Tire Corp. has announced three promotions.
Tom Masuguchi has moved from vice president and chief accounting officer to senior vice president, chief strategy officer and deputy chief financial officer.
“As chief strategy officer, Tom will assist me in overseeing the day-to-day execution of our overall strategic vision,” said Takayuki Hamaya, COO. “He will work closely with various areas within Yokohama to make certain we are focused on the proper goals and initiatives, as well as ensuring effective communication between the different groups within the company. Tom will also be responsible for YTC’s information technology department.
Jeremy Kahrs has been promoted from director, corporate planning and OE sales to senior director, supply chain, logistics, corporate planning and OE sales. Kahrs’s responsibilities include YTC’s operational logistics such as transportation, distribution centers and all supply chain functions, including forecasting, production planning and finished goods inventory optimization.
Finally, Alan Easome has moved from senior director of operations to senior director, new plant development. In his new role, Easome will jointly oversee YTC’s new commercial tire plant in Mississippi with YTC’s parent company, The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. As the new plant evolves, Easome will transition the areas of logistics and supply chain to Jeremy Kahrs over the next several months.