Clarion Announces Changes in Senior Leadership

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Clarion Sales Corporation

    GARDENA, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Co., Ltd. Chairman
 Ichizo Ishitsubo announced April 2, 2001 several organizational changes within
 Clarion Corporation of America (CCA).  Mr. Ken Shimoda has been appointed
 Chairman of CCA and Mr. Matt Matsuda has been appointed President of CCA.
 Shimoda and Matsuda will replace Rick Tonari, who has returned to Japan to
 continue his duties as President of Clarion Device Co., Ltd.
     Mr. Shimoda, who will report directly to CCA's Board of Directors, most
 recently served Clarion Co., Ltd. as the President of Clarion Europe.  Mr.
 Shimoda began his affiliation with CCA in 1974, most recently working with CCA
 as Executive Vice President, OEM Sales until June 1994.  He will be based at
 the Company's Gardena, California headquarters.
     Mr. Matsuda, currently Senior Vice President, Finance, will report
 directly to Mr. Shimoda and will be directly responsible for all of the CCA
 business and subsidiary business in the US and Canada, including Clarion's
 well know McIntosh subsidiary.  Mr. Matsuda has served Clarion for 24 years.
     Mr. Chris Honma will succeed Mr. Matsuda as Vice President, Finance.  Mr.
 Honma has contributed over 5 years of his experience to Clarion, most recently
 serving as Assistant Vice President, Finance and Strategic Planning.
     "This new organizational structure will strengthen the capability of the
 Clarion Americas Group to meet new and challenging business needs for the
 future and to enable Clarion to be successful in all areas of its current and
 future business activity," said Mr. Rick Tonari, outgoing CCA President and
 CEO.
     Clarion Corporation of America, the largest subsidiary of Tokyo based
 Clarion Company Limited, has been an international leader in car audio and
 electronics since 1940.  The company conducts research, development,
 engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of entertainment,
 communications, security and navigation products for the automotive
 environment, including the newly emerging category of in-vehicle computing.
 Clarion is located on the web at www.clarion-usa.com.
 
 

SOURCE Clarion Sales Corporation
    GARDENA, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Co., Ltd. Chairman
 Ichizo Ishitsubo announced April 2, 2001 several organizational changes within
 Clarion Corporation of America (CCA).  Mr. Ken Shimoda has been appointed
 Chairman of CCA and Mr. Matt Matsuda has been appointed President of CCA.
 Shimoda and Matsuda will replace Rick Tonari, who has returned to Japan to
 continue his duties as President of Clarion Device Co., Ltd.
     Mr. Shimoda, who will report directly to CCA's Board of Directors, most
 recently served Clarion Co., Ltd. as the President of Clarion Europe.  Mr.
 Shimoda began his affiliation with CCA in 1974, most recently working with CCA
 as Executive Vice President, OEM Sales until June 1994.  He will be based at
 the Company's Gardena, California headquarters.
     Mr. Matsuda, currently Senior Vice President, Finance, will report
 directly to Mr. Shimoda and will be directly responsible for all of the CCA
 business and subsidiary business in the US and Canada, including Clarion's
 well know McIntosh subsidiary.  Mr. Matsuda has served Clarion for 24 years.
     Mr. Chris Honma will succeed Mr. Matsuda as Vice President, Finance.  Mr.
 Honma has contributed over 5 years of his experience to Clarion, most recently
 serving as Assistant Vice President, Finance and Strategic Planning.
     "This new organizational structure will strengthen the capability of the
 Clarion Americas Group to meet new and challenging business needs for the
 future and to enable Clarion to be successful in all areas of its current and
 future business activity," said Mr. Rick Tonari, outgoing CCA President and
 CEO.
     Clarion Corporation of America, the largest subsidiary of Tokyo based
 Clarion Company Limited, has been an international leader in car audio and
 electronics since 1940.  The company conducts research, development,
 engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of entertainment,
 communications, security and navigation products for the automotive
 environment, including the newly emerging category of in-vehicle computing.
 Clarion is located on the web at www.clarion-usa.com.
 
 SOURCE  Clarion Sales Corporation