Denso reorganizes business lines, leadership in North America

SOUTHFIELD—Denso, the Japanese auto supplier with North American headquarters in Southfield,  has announced updates to its business groups, organizational structure and leadership roles and responsibilities in North America, taking effect Jan. 1.

Business units will organize under two business groups aligned with Green and Peace of Mind. Andrew Clemence will lead the Green Business Group, which will oversee efficiency-enabling technologies like thermal, electrification and motor products. Chuntao Ye will lead the Peace of Mind Business Group, which will lead advanced mobility technology development, including safety and connected vehicle products.

Shinichi Nakamizo will centralize responsibility for regional manufacturing operations in his continued role as Chief Manufacturing Officer.

Other exexutives named include Pat Bassett as function head for quality engineering, Shinichiro Nakamura as function head for research and development, Chuntan Ye as president of Denso in Maryville, Tenn. and Peace of Mind business leader, Mitsuru Ban as business unit leader for engine injection components, Marty Deschenes as president of Denso in Athens, Tenn. and south sub-region leader, and Shuichi Kamakura as president of Denso’s thermal manufacturing plant in Battle Creek and leader of North America thermal manufacturing.

Denso is a $45.1 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. It operates 198 manufacturing centers for electrification, powertrain, thermal and electric components, and employs 167,000 people around the world. In North America, Denso employs 27,000 people at 51 sites, with annual revenue of $9.5 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31. More at or .

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