Wabco announced that Kazuo Kawashima has been named chief quality officer, responsible for further powering how Wabco ingrains quality across the value chain throughout its global organization. Kawashima will reinforce the company’s capabilities to satisfy customer expectations for quality, service and value.
Most recently, Kawashima was president of Ichikoh Industries Ltd., a publicly listed company in Japan and manufacturer of vehicular lighting supplied to the automotive industry. Previously, Kawashima was vice president of quality based in Paris at Valeo, a global automotive suppliers. Before that, Kawashima held senior positions in quality, operations and engineering based in Japan and Mexico at Nissan Motor Co., a global vehicle manufacturer.
“This new executive role reflects the evolution of Wabco’s commitment to the highest standards of quality across every function and in each location globally as we strive to grow quality in everything we do as a differentiator in how we continue to satisfy customers,” says Jacques Esculier, Wabco chairman and chief executive officer. “The richness of Kazuo Kawashima’s experience and his superb achievements give him an outstanding ability to ingrain quality in all aspects of our company.”