NYK LINE (NORTH AMERICA) NAMES MOROOKA PRESIDENT
Masamichi Morooka has been named president of NYK Line (North America) Inc., based in Secaucus, N.J. He will replace Tetsufumi Otsuki, who will return to Tokyo as general manager of the company's planning group.
Morooka has been general manager of the trade planning division of NYK (North America).
Replacing Morooka is Kunihiko “Ken” Miyoshi, who will move from the logistics planning and analysis division.
Yutaka Yasunaga has been named chief information officer. He was leader of business process management and the Pegasus project, NYK's major information technology development program geared to provide global supply chain management via the Internet.
In addition, Takatake Naraoka will move to Tokyo to assume responsibility for all of Japan sales, and Hiroshi Rocky Iwai will move from sales in Chicago to assume the duties of vice president, Japanese sales for North America.
As part of the reorganization, Morooka, Yasunaga, Naraoka and Bill Payne, senior vice president of operations, will be appointed to the North American board of directors.