Denso appoints new president, CEO of North American HQ

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Denso Corp. announced Friday, March 7, that Haruya Maruyama will be named president and chief executive officer of Denso International America (DIAM), the company’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich., effective April 1.

Maruyama is a managing officer of Denso and current president of Denso Automotive Deutschland GmbH (DNDE), the company’s sales and engineering company in Eching, Germany. Currently, Kenji Ohya, Denso senior managing director responsible for the sales group, is serving as DIAM’s president.

Maruyama began his career in Denso’s Tokyo sales office in 1978. Following a series of positions in the sales group, Maruyama was named president of DNDE in July 2002, and in June 2004, he was promoted to a managing officer of Denso, responsible for all sales activities throughout Europe. During his tenure as president of DNDE, he reinforced the organization of European sales companies and led the sales expansion of Denso products such as air conditioners and diesel injection systems to European automakers.

“This is a challenging time in the automotive industry in North America and around the world,” Maruyama says. “As president and CEO of DIAM, my goal is to help Denso become the most trusted systems and component manufacturer to our customers.”

Denso Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs about 112,000 people in 32 countries and regions. In the Americas, Denso employs more than 17,000 people with consolidated sales totaling U.S. $6.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.