DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. Names New President

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June 2, 2015

ATHENS, Tenn. - DENSO Corporation has named Takeshi Nagasaka president of its DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. (DMAT) operations in Athens, Tenn., effective June 1. Nagasaka succeeds Youichi Yamashita, who returned to Japan to serve at DENSO Trim, a Power Train affiliate.

Nagasaka joined DENSO Corp. in Japan in 1982 and began his career in the production engineering division as a production engineer. In 1990, Nagasaka moved to the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division as supervisor. At that time, he was in charge of fuel pump production engineering for Associated Fuel Pump Systems Corporation (AFCO) and DNJP. In 1996, Nagasaka took an overseas assignment to serve as a manager at AFCO in Anderson, South Carolina. He then returned to DNJP as the manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division.

In 2003, Nagasaka was named general manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division, and in 2010 he was promoted to director of the same division. In 2015, he was named president of DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to, or visit our media website at

In North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 22 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 10,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$6.8 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

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