TORRANCE, Calif. – (April 28, 2009) – Kubota Corporation has named Satoshi Iida as new President of Kubota Tractor Corporation, based in Torrance, Calif. 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,” explains 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. 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 adds.
Iida follows most recent President of Kubota Tractor Corporation, Tetsuji “Mike” Tomita, who was named Kubota Corporation’s Division 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. He previously served as President of Kubota’s European operation and as General Manager, Kubota Export Department in Japan, along with additional Kubota experience in the United States. Tomita was appointed to Kubota Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2005.
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 118 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation at 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit www.kubota.com.