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Honda Promotes American Managers in Push for U.S. Revival

Bloomberg -- Honda Motor Co. (7267) was the first Asian carmaker to build autos in the U.S. and is the most dependent on the market. Now it’s also putting more non-Japanese in key roles.

North American Chief Operating Officer Tetsuo Iwamura becomes executive vice president April 1 and No. 2 to President Takanobu Ito. His new seven-member board will manage activities from product planning to production to sales in North America. Three members will be U.S. natives, the first time Americans held such responsibility, including Erik Berkman to lead regional product development and design.


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Submitted Mar 22, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 4:48:07 AM

Push and pull.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 12:09:00 AM

There are many good managers available, whatever the nationality.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 7:50:01 PM

They may be building in america and using american workers but their profits are still building the asian market.

If your a real american then believe and live for american products. Yes it's a little more expensive but HAS A LOT OF AMERICAN PRIDE BUILT IN!

What ever happened to Walmart selling "Made In America"!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:58:07 PM

Good managers are made not born.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:55:33 PM

Once an employee is trained in the Honda or Toyota method, it doesn't matter where they are from. The lean manufacturing process is what makes these companies successful.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:52:08 PM

shows that company puts people first as best that they do
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:51:59 PM

not impressed
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:50:46 PM

you go Honda
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:49:39 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:46:38 PM

Good for Honda since they have been in Ohio for years.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:42:41 PM

And at the same time American companies are putting foreign born/raised employees in top positions. How's that for a global economy?
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:42:40 PM

Now maybe they can do something about their stupid TV commercials.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:42:31 PM

Honda is thinking differently with this move.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:42:01 PM

Ok.
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Ok! That is the way it goes!
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U.S. natives? you meant Cherokees, Choctaw or something like that?
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I LOVE my civic
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I LIKE MY PILOT
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:36:40 PM

US Revival? Honda sells cars!
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:36:01 PM

ok
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ok
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cool
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:33:04 PM

They will actually promote US Natives so in other words they have Anglo-Saxon puppets now?
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:28:39 PM

Good for Honda.
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They build good Accords & Civics
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Must be seeing the side of the bread that's buttered!
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Thanks for posting this article!
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:22:05 PM

very well
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:21:39 PM

they need to do something to keep up
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Good for them.
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OK
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:15:35 PM

As it should have been all the time.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:15:21 PM

4x4lady - bababooet2 said "Please buy US brands only."
nigelb said "Nonsense because how do you define a US brand? The big three all import major parts from Mexico and other foreign countries and a lot of the assembly is often done overseas. My Honda was made in Marysville, Ohio by US workers!"

YUP, but it's NOT an American company....Honda, toyota, kia etc. If you buy them you are lining that country's pockets

American Honda Motor co, Inc IS an American company!!!!!!!!
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good
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Good for Honda, I hope.
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good for them
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ok
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Ok
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Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:10:08 PM

So at least a few Americans can afford the increase in the costs of gas.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:09:27 PM

Honda is good, but they need competition too!
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:02:43 PM


And WHAT does this have to do with gasoline prices????????

[Edited by: caddilac at 3/22/2012 5:03:31 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:02:16 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:01:10 PM

I'm not going to buy an inferior product if I can avoid it. If it means buying a Honda, Toyota, Nissan or any other "foreign" vehicle then that's what I would do. Listen to what I'm fixing to say: If the supposedly big 3 made superior cars, then the only competion would be among the big 3. But it's just not the case.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:00:02 PM

bababooet2 said "Please buy US brands only."
nigelb said "Nonsense because how do you define a US brand? The big three all import major parts from Mexico and other foreign countries and a lot of the assembly is often done overseas. My Honda was made in Marysville, Ohio by US workers!"

YUP, but it's NOT an American company....Honda, toyota, kia etc. If you buy them you are lining that country's pockets
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Nice move
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Japan is relaxing racism.
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YEA!!!
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