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Having started his new role in January 2018, Mitsuteru Tanigawa leads Falken's expanding European operations. He joined Sumitomo Rubber Industries in 1980 after achieving a Bachelor of Commerce and Management degree at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, and has developed extensive knowledge of the rubber industry with particular expertise in tyres. Alongside growing the OE business for the Falken brand, the passionate amateur golfer will oversee the expansion of Falken's distribution network.