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.