Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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April 1, 2013

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana announces leadership changes

Greensburg — Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) announced that Bob Nelson is the company’s new president, effective April 1.

As president, Nelson is responsible for total HMIN operations.

Nelson most recently served as senior vice president at HMIN. He has been with Honda for 26 years, starting his career at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM) in Ohio. Nelson’s career with Honda includes several assignments in purchasing, including three years in Japan, and Vice President of North American Purchasing for Honda.

Nelson replaces Jun Nishimoto as president. Nishimoto will move to Honda’s Saitama Factory in Japan as general manager of Automobile Production Supervisory Unit. Nishimoto joined HMIN as president in 2010, after spending nearly 30 years with Honda.

During his tenure as president at HMIN, the Greensburg plant launched the new model Civic, added a second shift, introduced the new Acura ILX and the plant increased its production capacity from 800 to 1,000 vehicles a day.

In addition, with Nelson’s new assignment as president, Toshikazu Kashida, who is currently vice president will assume the role as senior vice president.

— Daily News

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