Kubota Corporation announced April 28 that the new president of Torrance, Calif.-based Kubota Tractor Corporation will be Satoshi Iida. Iida, who has a Ph.D. in mechanical and systems engineering, has been with Kubota Corporation for 29 years and served in the company’s engineering, utility tractor, and construction equipment divisions. He was previously appointed to executive level management positions within Kubota, including his most recent appointment, prior to joining Kubota Tractor Corporation, as president of Kubota Europe in France. Iida is a member of Kubota Corporation’s board of directors.
“As the global leader in compact tractors, construction/utility equipment and specialized turf products, Kubota Corporation is recognized worldwide for innovative machinery technologies, quality products and long-term value and durability,” said Iida, who joined Kubota Tractor Corporation in April 2009.
“Kubota Tractor Corporation offers segment-leading equipment suited to agricultural, industrial, land-owner and recreational applications in the United States,” he added. “As a company, Kubota Corporation is dedicated to making the necessary quality improvements and investments in our equipment manufacturing business to keep Kubota ahead of its competition and to provide our dealers and their customers with industry leading equipment and customer support.”
Iida succeeds Tetsuji “Mike” Tomita, who was named Kubota Corporation’s president, farm and industrial machinery consolidated division, and general manager, international operations headquarters, in Osaka, Japan. Tomita was appointed president, Kubota Tractor Corporation, in 2004.