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KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CHANGES, NEW PRESIDENT FOR MOTORCYCLE & ENGINE DIVISION
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), the global parent company of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), has announced several changes to its executive management. The Motorcycle and Engine Company’s current President, Mr. Shigehiko “Scott” Kiyama will be succeeded by Mr. Kenji Tomida, effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Kiyama spent many years working at KMC’s Irvine headquarters where he arrived in 2002 to oversee Kawasaki's planning, vehicle inventory and production management in the United States. He was assigned the duty as KMC’s President at the start of 2006, where he remained until his return to Japan in 2009.
Since July of 2013, the incoming president Mr. Kenji Tomida served as Senior Vice President and Executive Officer at KHI as well as General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division. His tenure with Kawasaki includes a seven-year period during the late 1980s where he worked in the finance department at KMC’s Irvine headquarters.
KHI also confirms that Mr. Hiroshi Takata, a former President of the Motorcycle & Engine Company, will retire from his current position and remain as a Director of KHI, effective April 1, 2015.