Farmington Hills-based Hitachi Automotive Systems America Inc.announced Monday the promotion of Paul Carroll to president and CEO.
Carroll, 59, replaced Toru “Richard” Kamioke in the role, effective April 1. Kamioke became vice president, executive officer and sales management division director and general manager of the technical sales division of the parent company, Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd., in Japan.
Carroll is the first non-Japanese native to serve in the role for the company, which manufacturers electrical systems for the auto industry at plants in Kentucky and Georgia.
Prior to joining Hitachi, Carroll held various sales positions at Tokico America, a Hitachi subsidiary, and General Motors Co. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.
This article originally appeared on Crain’s Detroit Business.