Names in the News: Denso, MonoSol, NDC Infrared, Engel and Erema


The world's largest automotive systems supplier has a new boss in Europe, and MonoSol and NDC Infrared have boosted their ranks. Engel, meanwhile, has won a top award in recognition of the company's management's skill in steering the firm through and beyond the recession. Erema's positive results are indicative of the growth of the plastics recycling industry as well as the company's own developmental efforts.

We'll start with Denso, which announced the appointment of Yoshikazu Makino to president and CEO of Denso Intl. Europe B.V., the automotive Tier 1's regional headquarters in Weesp, the Netherlands. Makino also is executive director of Denso Corp.; in Europe he succeeds Shigehiro Nishimura, who is going to be in charge of the company's operations in the Asia/Pacific region.

Prior to being named to his new position, Makino oversaw the global business planning division at Denso Corp., Kariya, Japan. In this position, he contributed to the strengthening of regional management capabilities in growing markets such as China, India and Brazil. In Europe, Denso employs approximately 13,000, with consolidated sales totaling €3.55 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011....
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