Yamaha Motor Corporation USA Names Chrzanowski President and CEO

Mike Chrzanowski

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (YMUS) has announced that Mike Chrzanowski has been appointed president and CEO, replacing Kazuhiro Kuwata, who served as president of YMUS since 2018. Chrzanowski most recently served as senior vice president of the YMUS Demand Chain Division.

For nearly 20 years, Chrzanowski rose through the ranks at the Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC), Yamaha’s largest U.S.-based manufacturing facility located in Newnan, Georgia. Starting in 2001 as Plant 1 manager, he eventually became president of YMMC in 2017. As a leader in Yamaha’s U.S. manufacturing operations, he worked closely with the company’s Motorsports, Golf Car and Watercraft divisions and sales teams.

Chrzanowski is a founding member of Yamaha’s Global Manufacturing Committee and vice chairman of Global Executive Transformation for Manufacturing. At YMUS, he started the Demand Chain Division to optimize the company’s supply and demand chains while increasing Yamaha and customer value.

“I am truly honored to be appointed as president and CEO of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, and I look forward to continuing my close working relationships with the Yamaha group companies, and our U.S. subsidiaries, partners and suppliers who have all played a pivotal role in Yamaha’s success,” says Chrzanowski. “Yamaha products are known the world over for quality and reliability, and I am sincerely privileged to now lead our team of thousands of dedicated and passionate employees in the U.S.”


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