Yokohama Tire Corp. makes organizational changes

Feb. 9, 2015
Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Rick Phillips to vice president of sales, consumer, commercial and OTR, among several other organizational changes. Takaharu Fushimi, CEO for Yokohama Corporation of North America, noted the changes were effective Feb. 1. Phillips was most recently senior director, commercial and OTR sales. Other changes include:

Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Rick Phillips (at left) to vice president of sales, consumer, commercial and OTR, among several other organizational changes.

Takaharu Fushimi, CEO for Yokohama Corporation of North America, noted the changes were effective Feb. 1.

Phillips was most recently senior director, commercial and OTR sales. Other changes include:

  • Larry Kull: from senior director, tire business planning and sales operations to senior director, consumer sales. Kull will report to Phillips.
  • Fred Koplin: from senior director, consumer sales to senior director, marketing. Koplin will report to Hamaya.
  • Andrew Briggs: from senior director, marketing, product planning and technical services to senior director, tire business planning, product planning and sales operations. Briggs will report to Hamaya.

“As Yokohama continues to build on its success,” Fushimi said, “we felt it was the right time to align our organization to take advantage of our core strengths and provide opportunities for people to contribute further to our growth.”

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