Jeremy Kahrs Promoted to VP of R&D at Yokohama Development Center America
Jeff Barna, the president and CEO of Santa Ana, California-based Yokohama Tire Corporation, has announced Jeremy Kahrs has been promoted to vice president of research and development at the Yokohama Development Center America (YDCA) facility in Cornelius, North Carolina.
Kahrs, who was YDCA's senior director of R&D, takes over all daily operations for YDCA.
"Jeremy's technical expertise, along with his passion for engineering and his strong dedication to support the R&D team, have greatly contributed to YDCA's success," Barna said.
In his new role, Kahrs will report directly to Barna.
Barna has also announced that former YDCA VP Tom Kenny will take on an executive technical advisor position to define and oversee strategic projects and continue to support YDCA development.
"Tom has been instrumental in establishing YDCA as a true technical center for the U.S.," Barna said. "In this new capacity, he will continue to work closely with the development team to make recommendations on future development, product testing and quality improvements."
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