MASAMICHI KOGAI, CEO, MAZDA MOTOR CORP.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »