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Announcement of Management and Organizational Changes

June 16, 2016

Kiyosu, Japan, June 16, 2016: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. held an election for Directors and Auditors at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 16. After the General Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the Board decided to transfer some Directors and Corporate Officers and to make partial changes in organizational responsibilities etc. In addition, organizational reform was carried out on the same day, and the content of these changes is as follows.

 

1. Transfer of Directors and partial change in management
   (Only transfers and changes are listed here; the underlined parts are changes) 

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Executive Vice President
 Technology Management
Executive Vice President
 Chief of Research and Development
 Headquarters, responsible for the
 Optoelectronics Business Unit
Masayoshi Ichikawa
Director, Senior Managing Officer(promotion)
Chief of Corporate Management
Headquarters, Chief of Finance and
Accounting Headquarters
Director, Managing Officer
 Chief of Finance and Accounting
 Headquarters, in charge of Audit
 Division
Daisuke Kobayashi
Director, Managing Officer (new appointment)
  Chief of Sales Headquarters
Managing Officer
  Chief of Sales Headquarters
Tomonobu Yamada
Director, Managing Officer (new appointment)
  Chief of Purchasing Headquarters, in
  charge of Corporate Planning Division
Managing Officer
  In charge of Corporate Planning
  Division
Toru Koyama
Director, Managing Officer (new appointment)
  Chief of Production Headquarters
Corporate Officer
  Deputy General Manager of Plastic
  Parts Production Center, in charge of
  Molds and Machines Manufacturing
  Division, Production Engineering
  Division
Hiroshi Yasuda
Director (new appointment) - Kimio Yamaka

 

2. Appointment of an Audit & Supervisory Board Member

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Audit & Supervisory Board Member (new appointment) Deputy General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division Hitoshi Mizutani

 

3. Transfer of Directors and partial change in management
   (Only transfers and changes are listed here; the underlined parts are changes (name changes excluded)) 

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Senior Managing Officer
  Chairman of TGE (*1),President of TG Meteor (*2)
Senior Managing Officer
  Chairman of TGE (*1), Chairman of TG Meteor (*2)
Atsushi Sumida
Senior Managing Officer(promotion)
  Chief of Research and Development Headquarters
Managing Officer
  Deputy Chief of Research and Development Headquarters, General Manager of Product Development Center
Masakazu Hashimoto
Managing Officer
  Chief of Quality Assurance Headquarters,
  in charge of Environment Division
Managing Officer
  Quality Assurance Division, in charge of Plant Engineering & Environment Division
Yasushi Miyamoto
Managing Officer(promotion)
  Deputy General Manager of Research and Development Headquarters,General Manager of Product Planning Center, Deputy General Manager of Product Development Center, in charge of Material Engineering Division
Corporate Officer
  General Manager of Product Planning Center, Deputy General Manager of Product Development Center, in charge of Material Engineering Division
Takashi Ishikawa
Corporate Officer
  Deputy Chief of Production Headquarters,
  General Manager of Rubber Parts Production Center
Corporate Officer
  General Manager of Rubber Parts Production Center
Kazuaki Maeda
Corporate Officer
  Deputy Chief of Finance and Accounting Headquarters,in charge of Audit Division and IT Planning Division
Corporate Officer
  General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division, in charge of IT Planning Division
Masaki Oka
Corporate Officer (new appointment)
  President of TGCZ (*3)
Senior General Manager
  President of TGCZ (*3)
Masahiko Ito
Corporate Officer (new appointment)
  resident of TGMO (*4)
Senior General Manager
  President of TGMO(*4)
Todd Huber
Corporate Officer (new appointment)
  General Manager of Quality Assurance
  Division, in charge of Operation
  Management Consulting Division
Senior General Manager
  General Manager of Quality Assurance Division
Hiroyasu Hirayama

*1: Toyoda Gosei Europe N.V.    *3: Toyoda Gosei Czech, s.r.o.
*2: Toyoda Gosei Meteor GmbH    *4: TG Missouri Corporation

 

4. Organizational Changes (Division level and higher)

  4-1. Purchasing Headquarters
    (1) To strengthen global purchasing operations and supplier management, we have established a new “Purchasing Headquarters” and moved the Purchasing Division from the Corporate Management Headquarters to the new Purchasing Headquarters.
Purchasing Headquarters

  4-2. Research and Development Headquarters
    (1) To facilitate the development of manufacturing methods in tandem with new product development, we have changed the name of the IE and SS Development Division to the New Product and Process Development Division.
Research and Development Headquarters

 

  4-3. Production Headquarters
    (1) To strengthen our production technology and production preparation, we have changed the name of the Production Engineering Division to the “Production Engineering Management Division.” At the same time, we changed the names of the various Production Preparation Divisions to “Production Engineering Divisions.”
Production Headquarters

 

   (2) To strengthen our environmental efforts, we have changed the name of the Plant Engineering & Environment Division to the “Environment Division.”
Production Headquarters

 

5. Transfer/promotion of Senior General Managers

5-1. Senior General Manager Transfe (Underlines show where changes made)

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President of TG Mainteance Inc. General Manager of Legal Division Nobuyuki Furuta

 

5-2. Senior General Manager Promotions (Underlines show where changes made)

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President of TGASMX (*5) President of TGASMX (*5) Katsumi Kawamura
Deputy Chief of Purchasing Headquarters General Manager of WS Business Planning Division Norio Hayami
General Manager of Sales Division 1 General Manager of Sales Division 1 Makoto Hasegawa
General Manager of Human Resources Development Division General Manager of Human Resources Development Division Katsumi Saito
Deputy General Manager of Plastic Parts Production Center General Manager of IE Engineering Division Mitsuhiro Nawashiro

*5:Toyoda Gosei Automotive Sealing Mexico, S.A. de C.V. 

 

5-3. General Manager and Key Post Class 1 Transfers (Underlines show where changes made)

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General Manager of Legal Division Deputy General Manager of Legal Division,
Project General Manager of Corporate Planning Division
Yamato Suzuki
(Class 1)
General Manager of Design Planning Division Project Senior Manager of Design Planning
Division
Yoshinori Arakawa
 (Class 2)
General Manager of New Product and
Process Development Division
General Manager of IE & SS Development Division

Hiroshi Mukai
(Class 1)

General Manager of IE Engineering Division,
General Manager of Exterior Parts
Engineering Department
General Manager of Exterior Parts
Engineering Department, IE Engineering
Division
Nobuo Watanabe
(Class 1)
Project General Manager of Production
Administration Division
Project General Manager of Operation
Management Consulting Division
Noboru Higuchi
(Class 1)
Project General Manager of Production
Administration Division
Project General Manager of Operation
Management Consulting Division
Nobuyoshi Fukuzaki
(Class 1)
General Manager of Environment Division General Manager of IE Business Planning Division,
General Manager of IE Business Planning Department
Kazuhiko Nagao
(Class 1)
Deputy General Manager of Environment Division General Manager of Plant Engineering & Environment Division Tomokazu Mori
(Class 2)
General Manager of Production Engineering Management Division,
General Manager of Production Engineering Planning Department
General Manager of Production Engineering Division Ryoji Kagohashi
(Class 2)
General Manager of SS Business Planning Division Deputy General Manager of SS Engineering Division Yasushi Okada
(Class 2)
General Manager of Optoelectronics Production Preparation Division,
General Manager of Optoelectronic Chip Production Engineering Department,
General Manager of Optoelectronics Package Production Engineering Department
General Manager of Optoelectronics Package Production Engineering Department, Optoelectronics Production Preparation Division Masaki Hashimura
(Class 2)
General Manager of Optoelectronics Manufacturing Division General Manager of Optoelectronics Production Preparation Division Takao Sato
(Class 1)
Senior Managing Director of TG Welfare Co., Ltd. General Manager of Purchasing Division Makoto Kawai
(Class 1)
President, TG Opseed Co., Ltd. General Manager of Optoelectronics Manufacturing Division,
General Manager of Heiwacho Plant
Koichi Kaga
(Class 1)

Class 1: Key Post Class 1, Class 2: Key Post Class 2 

 

About Toyoda Gosei

Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation, and satisfaction to customers worldwide.