Clarion Corporation of America Appoints New President

Feb 23, 2010, 16:37 ET from Clarion Corporation of America

CYPRESS, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America (CCA) announced today that Matt Matsuda, President, will be retiring on March 31, 2010.  Mr. Matsuda has served as CCA's President for the last nine years and has been with Clarion for more than 32 years.  "I am very proud of the growth that CCA has achieved during my tenure with the company.  This current year has been one of the most successful in our history.  I would like to thank all of the employees for their hard work, dedication, and support over the years," Mr. Matsuda stated.  At the request of Clarion management, Mr. Matsuda will continue with the company for one year after his retirement as a special advisor, and will assist with the transition to his successor.

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Tom Hayashi will succeed Mr. Matsuda as President of CCA.  Mr. Hayashi has been with Clarion for 35 years and has held various prominent roles within the company.  Most recently, he has served as CCA's Executive Vice President, Sales in the U.S.

About Clarion

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the Hitachi-group as a consolidated subsidiary since 2006.  Automotive News ranks Clarion Corporation of America among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers.  Clarion, an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, rear vision, communications and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 10,000 employees worldwide and 12 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at

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