Isuzu Motors India on Tuesday announced a change in the senior management position of the company in its Indian operations. The Japanese company has appointed Hitoshi Kono as the new Deputy Managing Director, and will succeed Shigeru Wakabayashi in the country.Hitoshi Kono will take on the new role of Deputy MD from February 14, while Wakabayashi will assume the role of Division COO, Isuzu Business Division, Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan.ALSO READ:Isuzu unveils adventure utility vehicle D-MAX V-CrossKono is currently the General Manager of Isuzu Asia Department at the Isuzu Business Division.Wakabayashi has been instrumental in setting up Isuzu operations in India since 2012 when he set up a new manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh. Isuzu recently launched Isuzu D-MAX pick-up at the Auto Expo 2016.Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India told PTI, “Wakabayashi has played an important role in the progress of the company. Under his guidance, Isuzu has achieved significant milestones across various aspects of the business.”Kono has an experience of more than 30 years in various global markets and was also responsible for Isuzu Asia Department at Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan earlier.ALSO READ:Isuzu Motor Rs 3,000-cr Sri City plant to go online in AprilMoreover, Kono was instrumental in establishing Isuzu UTE Australia in 2008 to import and distribute the Isuzu D-MAX in Australia.
Isuzu Motors India appoint Hitoshi Kono as new Deputy MD