Takuji YamadaUS – Takuji Yamada will become president of Honda North America (HNA), chief operating officer of North American Regional Operations and president and CEO of American Honda Motor (AHM).

Tetsuo Iwamura will take up the newly created role of corporate brand officer for Honda Motor Company (HMC) as well as becoming chairman of AHM; Hidenobu Iwata will retire as senior managing officer, HMC, in June 2014; and Tomomi Kosaka will become operating officer of HMC, plus president and CEO of HAM and executive vice-president of HNA.

In addition: Frank Paluch will become president of Honda R&D Americas (HRA) and operating officer of Honda R&D; Erik Berkman will become executive vice-president of HNA and will lead the new Acura Business Planning Office; and Chitoshi Yokota will become senior executive vice-president and automobile business managing officer, HNA.

Rick Schostek will become executive vice-president of HNA responsible for planning, support and governance; Jon Minto will become senior vice-president of HNA with responsibility for engineering planning; and Tom Shoupe will become executive vice-president and COO of HAM.

Jeff Tomko will become president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA); John Spoltman will become president of Honda Engineering North America (EGA); Isamu Yamaki will become chairman of Honda de Mexico (HDM); and Hiroshi Shimizu will become president of HDM.

In conjunction with the executive moves, which are effective from April 1, Honda is merging HNA with HNAS, a shared-services company established in 2013. The newly configured HNA is based in Marysville, Ohio.