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DENSO Announces Executive Leadership Changes in North America

| March 8, 2019

DENSO is focused on strengthening global collaboration, overall North America functions and regional business units

DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has announced executive leadership changes and appointments across its North America organization to advance its long-term commitment to create new value for the future of mobility. These changes will enable DENSO to remain competitive, operate more efficiently, and accelerate the management team’s decision-making process.

“We have big goals at DENSO. And we’ll achieve them because we have strong and innovative leaders who are working toward one shared vision to create a safe, secure and sustainable future,” said Kenichiro Ito, executive director for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American Headquarters. “Leadership rotations and changes strengthen the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of our management team, as well as help unify and improve collaboration of our different DENSO locations, product groups, and business/functional teams. We congratulate our leaders and wish them great success in their new roles.”

North America Executive Leadership Changes
To ensure the right people are in the appropriate positions during this critical time, the following changes are effective April 1, 2019:

Global Executive Officer Appointments
Shinichi Nakamizo
 will serve as executive officer of DENSO Corporation and North American Manufacturing. He will transition from his current role as president of DENSO’s Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico facilities.

Steve Milam will serve as executive officer of DENSO Corporation. He will also serve as executive officer of Corporate Function Division, Powertrain Systems Business, and Electrification Systems Business of North America. He will transition from his current role as chief executive officer of DENSO’s North America Thermal Systems Center (TAC) Business Group. 

Jack Helmboldt will resign as executive director of DENSO Corporation and retire as president of DENSO’s Maryville, Tennessee location. He will continue to serve as president emeritus and executive advisor to DENSO, providing guidance, knowledge, and support to DENSO’s business operations and manufacturing leadership development. Helmboldt will continue to serve as a representative for DENSO in its External Affairs, government, and community efforts. 

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