Masamichi Kogai

Japan is roaring back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Enjoying a huge windfall from a weakening yen, Japan's automakers are putting a half-decade of travails behind them and entering a golden age of record profits.... Read More »



Mazda's back in the black, targets 400,000 U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
When Masamichi Kogai, 59, took over as Mazda's CEO in June, he inherited a company that had just recorded its first annual profit in five years. As the company's former production and purchasing chief, he was instrumental in the overhaul that put Mazda Motor Corp. back on track.... Read More »


Mazda's new Mexico plant to start production in January

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Mazda plans to begin production at its new Mexico factory in January, the carmaker's chief said today, describing the plant as a key foreign base for the Japanese company as it pares its reliance on domestic output.... Read More »


New Mazda boss: Rotary is a no-go

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Masa-michi Kogai, the new CEO of Mazda Motor Corp., has set what looks like an impossibly high bar for reintroducing the company's rotary engine.... Read More »


Mazda chief expects record U.S. sales in 2 years

11:40 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
Masamichi Kogai, the new CEO of Mazda, expects the company to achieve record U.S. sales in the next two years, as the automaker bounds back from years of losses on the back of booming demand, new products and a lower cost structure.... Read More »


New plant will boost sales, profit margin for Mazda3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on its Mazda3 small car, predicting global sales will jump by nearly a third with the just-released redesign. It also expects a Mexico-built version will help North America capture a bigger chunk of worldwide volume while providing fatter profit margins.... Read More »


Kogai takes reins of Mazda's comeback

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp.'s CEO designate, Masamichi Kogai, had a big hand in creating the more stable, profitable carmaker he inherits. But formidable challenges lie ahead.... Read More »


Mazda problem solver Kogai gets a new job: CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
After Japan's devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Takashi Yamanouchi needed someone to sort out and reinforce the carmaker's shattered supply chain and production system. He chose Masamichi Kogai, a manufacturing and purchasing specialist. Now, Kogai, 58, is getting a new assignment: Run the whole company.... Read More »


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