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2018/11/01

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Organizational and Personnel Changes

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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organizational and personnel changes, effective Nov. 1, 2018.

1. Organizational Changes

Changes in the areas of vehicle and powertrain development

Aim
  • Enhance model-based development (MBD), a critical part of testing in early development, by consolidating the resources and analytical work of the vehicle and powertrain development divisions and establishing a framework for closer coordination between the two.
  • Through enhanced MBD, meet increasingly stringent regulations and further enhance product competitiveness by developing technologies with unprecedented levels of sophistication and complexity.
Details of the organizational changes
  • Newly establish the MBD Innovation Department to combine development of CAE technologies for vehicle development and powertrain performance analysis.

2. Personnel Changes
General Managers and above

New Post Current Post Name
General Manager
and Program Manager
Product Div.
General Manager
Product Div.
Kenichiro Saruwatari
Senior Principal Engineer
Vehicle Development Div.
and Senior Principal Engineer
MBD Innovation Dept.
Senior Principal Engineer
Vehicle Development Div.
Nobuhide Takeshige
Senior Principal Engineer
Integrated Control System Development Div.
and Senior Principal Engineer
MBD Innovation Dept.
Senior Principal Engineer
Integrated Control System Development Div.
Yasuhide Yano
General Manager
MBD Innovation Dept.
Manager
Engine Performance Development Dept.
Hideaki Yokohata
Senior Principal Engineer
MBD Innovation Dept.
and Senior Principal Engineer
Vehicle Development Div.
Senior Principal Engineer
Vehicle Development Div.
Naokazu Kaneshina
Staff Manager
Engine Design Engineering Dept.
Dispatched to
Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.
(Executive Officer)
Kazuhiro Tomizawa
Deputy General Manager
Customer Service Div. and General Manager
Customer Service Business Development Dept.
Deputy General Manager
Customer Service Div.
Hiroshi Murakami
Staff Manager
Customer Service Business Development Dept.
General Manager
Customer Service Business Development Dept.
Hiroaki Ozaki
Staff Manager
General Affairs Dept.
Program Manager
Product Div.
Minoru Takata
General Manager
Dept. of Pharmacy,
Mazda Hospital
Staff Manager
Dept. of Pharmacy,
Mazda Hospital
Yasuko Harada
Staff Manager
Dept. of Pharmacy,
Mazda Hospital
General Manager
Dept. of Pharmacy,
Mazda Hospital
Masayuki Nishihara
Dispatched to
Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.
(Executive Officer)
Manager
Engine Design Engineering Dept.
Mitsuyuki Murotani
Dispatched to
Mazda Logistics Co., Ltd.
(Senior Managing Executive Officer)
(To retire on Nov. 10, 2018)
Takashi Harada