HIROTEC Corporation Announces Organizational Changes to its Board of Directors

Auburn Hills, MI., April 11, 2014 – HIROTEC Group, a global automotive supplier specializing in production of body-in-white closures, exhaust systems, and closure manufacturing equipment announced organizational changes to its board of directors.

Keeping with HIROTEC’s principle of progress and the company’s commitment to providing world-class products and services, Toshifumi Uno has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In addition, Kazuhiko Kawano, Eiji Takeguchi, and Shoji Kimoto have been appointed to Directors.

“These organizational changes pertain to our tooling, exhaust and R&D centers, and are meant to introduce the next generation of leaders so we can become a better global company,” states Norifumi Uno, HIROTEC Corporation President. “Toshifumi’s promotion, along with the appointment of three new directions, will allow us to become a more cohesive group company and further support all of our customers worldwide.”

All four appointees bring a vast amount of experience to the organization. Toshifumi Uno has been with HIROTEC for over 25 years and is currently working as the Managing Director for HIROTEC EUROPE. Kazuhiko Kawano has worked for HIROTEC for over 30 years as General Manager of the Technical Division. Eiji Takeguchi, General Manager of the Exhaust Division, and Shoji Kimoto, Division Manager of the Tool & Die Division, both have worked for HIROTEC for over 25 years.

In addition to Uno, Kawano, Takeguchi, and Kimoto, HIROTEC’s board of directors consists of Norifumi Uno, President; Yoshiki Asaeda, Executive Director; Katsutoshi Uno, Managing Director; Kuniyuki Mae, Managing Director; Kouji Hasegawa, Director; Shigeru Kimura, Director; and Tadashi Osako, Auditor.


About HIROTEC Group
HIROTEC Group Companies have worldwide sales in excess of 1.3 billion dollars and 25 locations in nine countries worldwide. For over 80 years, HIROTEC has been providing world-class body-in-white closures, exhaust systems, and innovative and highly flexible closure manufacturing solutions to automotive customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.hirotec.co.jp.

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