Kishi Appointed Head of Yokohama Tire Retread Co.


The Yokohama Rubber Company has announced the appointment of Atao Kishi to the role of President of Yokohama Tire Retread Co. with effect from May 1, 2020.

Additional Role Announced

Kishi is already Managing Officer of the Commercial Tire Division, Head of the Commercial Tire Business Planning Dept and Chairman of ATC Tires Pvt. Ltd. He will remain in these roles in addition to taking on his new responsibility.

Yokohama Tire Retread Co., with plants in Onomichi, Saitama, Nagoya and Hokkaido, was established in 2014 when the operations of Yokohama Tire East Japan Retread Co Ltd were combined with those of Sanyo Retread Co Ltd. The company manufacturers truck and bus retreads.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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