Torrance, Calif.-based Kubota Corp. last week named Satoshi Iida as president of the company. Iida, who has a Ph.D. in mechanical and systems engineering, has been with the company for 29 years and has served in the 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 Corp., as president of Kubota Europe in France. Iida is a member of Kubota Corp.’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,” said Iida who joined Kubota Tractor Corp. 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 follows most recent president of Kubota Tractor Corp., Tetsuji “Mike” Tomita, who was named Kubota Corp.’s Division president, Farm and Industrial Machinery Consolidated Division, and general manager International Operations headquarters, in Osaka, Japan. Tomita was appointed president, Kubota Tractor Corp. 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 Corp.’s board of directors in 2005.
Kubota Tractor 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.