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Falken Tyre Europe GmbH streamlines the management board

Markus Bögner, COO and Managing Director of Falken Tyre Europe (Falken) since January 2016, will be appointed COO and President of Falken Tyre Europe. With this change of position, Bögner will have a greater focus on the overall running and performance of the business. Markus Bögner was primarily responsible for marketing and sales and has been with Falken since 2009.

Simultaneously, Yutaka Kuroda will be appointed CEO and Chairman of Falken as of March 1, 2019, replacing his compatriot Mitsuteru Tanigawa, who has held the position of CEO at Falken since January 2018 and will now work for SRI as Senior Executive Officer in the Asia-Pacific region. Yutaka Kuroda is Director and Senior Executive Officer of SRI and in 2016 was appointed Managing Director for Falken as well as for the regional headquarters Europe/Africa at the sister company Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH as a member of the management board.

As Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Shingo Sakashita will maintain his position in the Falken management team, which he has held since 2015.

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