TOKYO, June 27, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced senior management changes in the Philippines and Australia to strengthen its presence and continue sales growth in two of the group's key international markets.
Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL), is to succeed Yoshiaki Kato as President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC).
Mr Oshikiri, who has led MMAL over the past five years, will be succeeded by John Signoriello, currently Deputy Director of Marketing at the group's Australian subsidiary. Mr Kato will also move to MMAL as Chief Executive Coordinator, working alongside Mr Signoriello.
Osamu Masuko, Chief Executive Officer of MMC, said: "We are strengthening and diversifying our management team around the world, ensuring that we seize future growth opportunities in important markets such as the Philippines and Australia. I look forward to continuing to work with Mr Oshikiri, Mr Signoriello and Mr Kato in their new roles."
Mr Signoriello will assume the leadership of MMAL on July 1 and Mr Oshikiri will take over the Philippines CEO role on August 1.
The appointment of Mr Signoriello is the latest promotion of local management to run a national market. Earlier this year, MMC promoted Anthony Laframboise to succeed Kenichiro Yamamoto as President of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada.
Mr Signoriello brings 28 years of experience working at MMAL to his new role, following prior senior positions across sales and network development.
About Mitsubishi Motors
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in MITSUBISHI MOTORS' DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, MITSUBISHI MOTORS introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its "Drive your Ambition" tagline -- a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today MITSUBISHI MOTORS is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.
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