American Isuzu Motors Announces Executive-Level Appointments

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Isuzu Motors Inc.

    CERRITOS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 American Isuzu Motors Inc. (AIMI) today announced the appointment of Tomoyuki
 (Tommy) Akamatsu to Senior Vice President, Chief Knowledge Officer and
 Shinichi (Sid) Hirose to Senior Vice President, COO, Power Train Division.
 Mr. Akamatsu will be based at AIMI's headquarters in Cerritos, and Mr. Hirose
 will relocate to the Power Train Division in Novi, Mich.
     Mr. Akamatsu will be responsible for various aspects of human resources,
 corporate strategic planning, administration and communications.  He brings to
 AIMI 13 years experience with Itochu Corporation spanning multiple supervisory
 levels, including Manager, Automobile America Section; Manager, Automobile
 Parts Department and Representative, Naibori Liaison office.  Mr. Akamatsu
 holds a Master's Degree from Waseda University Law School in Tokyo.
     Mr. Hirose has served AIMI for six years as Senior Vice President and
 Corporate Secretary.  In addition to his ongoing commitment to the Power Train
 Division, he was instrumental in developing AIMI's corporate values such as
 product quality, vision and teamwork that are still in use today.
 Additionally, he is credited with improving business communications and team
 concepts, and implementing human resources and administrative changes
 resulting in increased customer focus.
     Before joining AIMI, Mr. Hirose was Vice President and General Manager,
 Detroit branch, for Hochu International Inc. from 1992-1995.  He holds a
 degree in mechanical engineering from Musashi Institute of Technology in
 Tokyo.
     "With these two appointments, we now enjoy an immediate corporate
 strengthening in these critical areas," said AIMI President Yasuyuki (Sonny)
 Sudo.  "We look forward to applying Mr. Hirose's expertise to the Power Train
 Division, and benefiting from Mr. Akamatsu's wealth of industry knowledge.
 These assignments will go a long way in ensuring AIMI's long-term future."
 
 

SOURCE American Isuzu Motors Inc.
    CERRITOS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 American Isuzu Motors Inc. (AIMI) today announced the appointment of Tomoyuki
 (Tommy) Akamatsu to Senior Vice President, Chief Knowledge Officer and
 Shinichi (Sid) Hirose to Senior Vice President, COO, Power Train Division.
 Mr. Akamatsu will be based at AIMI's headquarters in Cerritos, and Mr. Hirose
 will relocate to the Power Train Division in Novi, Mich.
     Mr. Akamatsu will be responsible for various aspects of human resources,
 corporate strategic planning, administration and communications.  He brings to
 AIMI 13 years experience with Itochu Corporation spanning multiple supervisory
 levels, including Manager, Automobile America Section; Manager, Automobile
 Parts Department and Representative, Naibori Liaison office.  Mr. Akamatsu
 holds a Master's Degree from Waseda University Law School in Tokyo.
     Mr. Hirose has served AIMI for six years as Senior Vice President and
 Corporate Secretary.  In addition to his ongoing commitment to the Power Train
 Division, he was instrumental in developing AIMI's corporate values such as
 product quality, vision and teamwork that are still in use today.
 Additionally, he is credited with improving business communications and team
 concepts, and implementing human resources and administrative changes
 resulting in increased customer focus.
     Before joining AIMI, Mr. Hirose was Vice President and General Manager,
 Detroit branch, for Hochu International Inc. from 1992-1995.  He holds a
 degree in mechanical engineering from Musashi Institute of Technology in
 Tokyo.
     "With these two appointments, we now enjoy an immediate corporate
 strengthening in these critical areas," said AIMI President Yasuyuki (Sonny)
 Sudo.  "We look forward to applying Mr. Hirose's expertise to the Power Train
 Division, and benefiting from Mr. Akamatsu's wealth of industry knowledge.
 These assignments will go a long way in ensuring AIMI's long-term future."
 
 SOURCE  American Isuzu Motors Inc.