New President For Kubota Tractor
Yuichi “Ken” Kitao has been named president of Kubota Tractor Corp., Torrance, Calif. Kitao, who earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tokyo University, has been with Kubota Corp. for 32 years in the company’s engineering and tractor machinery division. Most recently, Kitao served as general manager, Tractor Division, at Kubota’s Farm and Machinery Division in Japan. He held positions previously in the United States with Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Central Division from 1999 to 2000.
Kitao succeeds Dr. Satoshi Iida, president of Kubota Tractor Corp. from 2009 through 2010. Dr. Iida has been promoted to the position of General Manager of Machinery Division International Operations in Osaka, Japan.