Denso Gets New North American Leader

Posted on June 3, 2011

Denso announced that Hikaru “Howard” Sugi will be president and CEO of DENSO International America (DIAM), Denso's North American headquarters, effective June 22. Sugi is senior executive director of Denso Corp. and succeeds Yoshiki “Steve” Sekiguchi, who is retiring. As president and CEO of DIAM, Sugi also will serve as chairman of the board for the North American Denso Group.

Prior to being named president of DIAM, Sugi oversaw the Engineering Research and Development Center, Hybrid System Engineering Department and New Business Promotion Department. He will continue to serve in these roles, as well as president of DIAM and Denso in North America.