The eldest son of Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki has a new job.
Toshihiro Suzuki was appointed to the new post of general manager in charge of relations with General Motors in Detroit. GM owns 20 percent of Suzuki.
Suzuki had been plant manager at Suzuki Motors' Iwata plant near Tokyo. He is 42.
The move is aimed at bringing Suzuki and GM closer, concentrating on technological collaboration. 'For us, GM's technologies, such as fuel cells, will be a big benefit,' says a Suzuki spokesman.
The move also is expected to give Toshihiro Suzuki a chance to build contacts with senior GM executives. And it could advance his career.
Suzuki joined the automaker in 1994. He became Iwata plant manager in April 2000. His appointment was effective April 1.