With Hino’s current CEO and President, Kenichi Sekine, returning to Japan after four and a half years in Australia, his positions are to be take-up by an Australian, Steve Lotter. He will move across to take up the roles as Chairman and CEO and the positions he currently holds, as President and COO, will be taken by a newcomer, Shunichi (Sean) Takahashi.
Takahashi is currently based in Tokyo working as the General Manager of Overseas Planning at Hino in Japan. Takahashi has more than 30 years’ experience with Hino and Toyota, having previously held positions such as Director of Toyota Brazil and Toyota Argentina.
“Steve and I have worked closely together, and I am very glad that his efforts have been recognised by this appointment,” said Sekine. “The past four-and-a-half years have been both challenging and exciting; I would like to thank everyone at Hino Australia and the Hino dealer network for their strong support.”