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Calsonic Kansei Executives

Hideaki Watanabe

Chairman, Calsonic Kansei Americas and Calsonic Kansei North America

Hideaki Watanabe is Chairman of Calsonic Kansei Americas and Calsonic Kansei North America.  He is responsible for the overall operations of America Region including the counties of US, Mexico and Brazil.  Watanabe is also Executive Vice President for Global Calsonic Kansei Group, a member of Executive Committee and holds a position as a global corporate officer. He joined...

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Bharat Vennapusa

President & CEO of Calsonic Kansei North America, Co-Chairman for Calsonic Kansei Americas

Bharat Vennapusa is the President and CEO for Calsonic Kansei North America and Co-Chairman for Calsonic Kansei Americas.  He also holds the position as a global corporate officer. Vennapusa is a member of the Executive Management Committee of the Americas. Vennapusa previously based in Michigan served as the Senior Vice President of R&D and held responsibility for...

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Eric Huch

COO, Calsonic Kansei North America

Eric Huch is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Calsonic Kansei North America.  Huch is a global corporate officer and SVP in Calsonic Kansei Japan. Huch was based in Omiya, Japan from 2011 – 2014 serving as Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Deputy of Manufacturing Planning. He was based in Aguascalientes, Mexico from 2007 – 2011 serving as President...

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Mike Turner

COO, Calsonic Kansei Mexicana

Turner is COO of Calsonic Kansei Mexicana. He is a member of the Executive Management Committee of the Americas. He joined the Calsonic Kansei team during the North American start-up phases in 1984 as a Buyer in the production parts and materials area. Since that time, he has served in various materials-related functions, Program Management, and New Model Launch leadership roles...

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Oscar Diaz

COO, Calsonic Kansei Brazil and VP for Corporate Planning office for Calsonic Kansei Americas

Oscar Diaz is Vice-president and Chief Operating Officer of Calsonic Kansei Brasil. In this role,  He oversees the entire operations. In addition to the CKBR responsibility, Diaz is Compressor Business Unit and Interior Business Unit leader for the Americas Region.  His responsibilities also include regional corporate planning office and V-up in the US.  He is a member...

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Mike Layne

Senior Vice President, HR, and Administration for Calsonic Kansei Americas

Mike Layne is Senior Vice President, HR and Administration for Calsonic Kansei Americas. In this role, Layne oversees the Human Resources, Corporate Planning, Information Systems, and Internal Audit functions for the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil. He is also the Compliance Officer for CK Americas and President of Calsonic Eberspacher Exhaust Systems. Layne is a member of the Executive Management...

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Koji Takei

Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, PE, NPL for Calsonic Kansei North America, and Regional MTCR Leader

Koji Takei is responsible for Manufacturing, Production Engineering, New Product Launch in the US, and s also the regional MTCR leader. He is a member of the Executive Management Committee of the Americas. Takei newly joined Calsonic Kansei in 2015.  Previously he spent thirty-four years in Nissan Motor Corporation mainly in the manufacturing field including Nissan Motor in the United...

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Matthew David Mulliniks

Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Purchasing for Calsonic Kansei Americas

Matthew David Mulliniks is Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Purchasing for CK Americas. He is in charge of sales, marketing, and purchasing activities for all customers in the Americas region.Mulliniks joined CKNA in 2002 as an account manager for Cockpit Modules and has since then been in charge of electronics, exhaust, powertrain, and accounts receivable. In 2008, he was...

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Brian Allen

Vice President, Thermal and Exhaust of Calsonic Kansei North America, and Business Unit leader of XBU

Brian Allen is a Vice President of Thermal and Exhaust for Calsonic Kansei North America, and also Business Unit Leader of XBU.  He is responsible for entire operation of Thermal and Exhaust in the US.  Allen was previously responsible for Manufacturing, Quality, and CKPS in Calsonic Kansei Mexicana for 3 years prior to being appointed this position.  Allen...

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Chris Bradford

Vice President of Plastics Division for Calsonic Kansei North America

Chris Bradford is the Vice President of the Plastics division for Calsonic Kansei Americas and was recently responsible Quality and the start-up of Operations for the CK Brazil Manufacturing Facility and has been with the CK organization for over 20 years. After receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University in 1991 he returned to School in 2011 to receive his...

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Daniel Davidson

Vice President Manufacturing for Calsonic Kansei North America

Daniel Davidson is Vice President Manufacturing for Calsonic Kansei North America.  In addition, he is responsible for all capital investment for U.S. locations, and leads the new product launch preparation and milestone reviews.  Davidson joined Calsonic Kansei in 2007 as Director of Development Engineering in Calsonic Technical Center – N.A.  He has held director and senior director...

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Masaya Goto

VP of Design and Development for Calsonic Kansei Americas

Masaya Goto is Vice President of Design and Development for Calsonic Kansei Americas.  In this position, he is responsible for overall design and development of our products in the Americas region. Before being appointed to this position, Goto was responsible for US IBU and ABU-DE.  In his 22 years with CalsonicKansei, Goto has successfully taken on roles of increasing...

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Masahiko Minami

VP of Supply Chain Management, Production Control and Business Process Re-Engineering for Calsonic Kansei Americas

Masahiko Minami is Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Production Control, and Business Process Re-Engineering for Calsonic Kansei Americas. Minami joined Calsonic Kansei in 2012 as General Manager of Global Supply Chain Management in Calsonic Kansei Global Headquarters Japan. He lead production control process standardization, New Product Launch process improvement, and CK global demand supply gap resolution with a geographically diverse...

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Shogo Nakashita

Vice President of Finance for Calsonic Kansei Americas & VP G&A Business Leader of Calsonic Kansei Mexicana

Shogo Nakashita is vice president of Finance for Calsonic Kansei Americas, and G&A business leader of Calsonic Kansei Mexicana. Previously, he worked as senior director of Corporate Planning Office in Calsonic Kansei Americas. He also led Financial Planning & Analysis team as Senior Manager in Calsonic Kansei Global Head Quarters Japan. Before joining Calsonic Kansei in 2009, Shogo was...

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Seiichi Nitta

Vice President of Design Engineering, Production Engineering, and New Product Launch for Calsonic Kansei Mexicana

Seiichi Nitta is Vice President of Design Engineering, Production Engineering, and New Product Launch for Calsonic Kansei Mexicana. He has been with Calsonic Kansei since 1993.  Before being appointed to this position, Nitta was responsible for Exhaust system group and marketing group in Japan.  He was also G4G global leader receiving CEO award for his leadership. He has...

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Nancy Rice

Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance for Calsonic Kansei North America, and IA for Calsonic Kansei Americas

Nancy Rice is Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance for Calsonic Kansei North America, and Internal Audit for Calsonic Kansei Americas. Rice’s responsibilities include Team Member Relations, Compensation & Benefits, Recruiting, Safety, Security and Compliance. In addition, she oversees the Internal Audit function for CK Americas. Rice joined CK in 2003 as a Cost Engineer and later joined the...

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Junichi Yajima

Vice President of Quaity & Chief Quality Officer for Calsonic Kansei Americas

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Francisco Garcia

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