Suzuki makes organizational changes
July 15, 2011
Filed under Features
American Suzuki Motor Corp.’s Motorcycle/ATV & Marine Division has announced several organizational changes.
Toru Muraki was appointed executive vice president Motorcycle/ATV & Marine at ASMC, replacing Masashi Tanaka. Larry Vandiver, senior director, was appointed head of Motorcycle/ATV Sales Division and will have the responsibility for all sales and marketing. Vandiver will also concurrently assume the existing responsibility of Marine Sales senior director under Takashi Futamura, a director who will continue as head of the Marine Sales division.
Jim Kirkland, director, will become head of Motorcycle/ATV & Marine Service Division. Mark Eastman, senior director and head of the Operations Division, will have the responsibility of Parts, Accessories, IT and Logistics.
The existing Motorcycle/ATV and Marine Division management team remains unchanged.
The organizational changes were made “in an effort to strengthen our communications for successful business operations,” the company said in a press release. “We believe that these changes will result in improved communication and clear leadership and direction within ASMC, with SMC and with our valued dealers [and] customers.”