Nov. 02, 2023
President & CEO Mr. Takashi Shimizu Awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon
Hyogo, Japan - November 2, 2023 – Toyo Tire Corporation is pleased to announce that Mr. Takashi Shimizu, Representative Director, President & CEO of Toyo Tire Corporation, has been awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon for the 2023 autumn conferment of medals.
Mr. Shimizu has been awarded this honor in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of a mobility society through management of the business of production and sales of automotive tires and components, as well as the rubber industry as a whole in his capacity as the chair/president of trade organizations, including the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA) and the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA).
■ A comment from Mr. Shimizu
“I am both honored and humbled to receive the Medal with Blue Ribbon, which I believe is really more than I deserve.
I could not have possibly been given this prestigious accolade without the most generous support and cooperation of our customers, employees, and all others involved, to whom I owe my sincere gratitude.
Since assuming the post of President and CEO of Toyo Tire Corporation in 2015, I have dedicated myself to rebuilding the foundation of our management and establishing our presence throughout the globe.
I am determined to continue devoting myself to creating products that generate excitement and surprise and that exceed customer expectations and enrich society, as set forth in our company philosophy.
Your continued guidance and encouragement will be most appreciated.”
■ Profile of Takashi Shimizu, Representative Director, President & CEO, Toyo Tire Corporation
|Date of Birth||April 2, 1961|
|Academic Career||March 1985: Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University|
|Professional Career||April 1985: Joined Toyo Tire Corporation|
|April 2010: President, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.|
|January 2013: Division General Manager, Tire Planning Division, Toyo Tire Corporation|
|March 2014: Corporate Officer; Division General Manager, Tire Planning Division, Tire Business Group Headquarters, Toyo Tire Corporation|
|July 2015: Senior Corporate Officer; Division General Manager, Tire Planning Division, Tire Business Group Headquarters, Toyo Tire Corporation|
|November 2015: Representative Director, President & CEO, Toyo Tire Corporation (current position)|
■ Positions held in organizations and public offices
|May 2018||Chairman, Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA) (to May 2020)|
|Chair, Tire Fair Trade Council (to May 2020)|
|May 2020||Chair, Osaka Gomu Kougyoukai (current position)|
|May 2022||President, Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) (current position)|
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