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NEW PRESIDENT NAMED FOR HONDA OF AMERICA MANUFACTURING

 NEW PRESIDENT NAMED FOR HONDA OF AMERICA MANUFACTURING
 MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Yashiki, 53, has been named president of Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM) today by the Honda Motor Co., Ltd. board of directors.
 Yashiki is currently executive vice president of HAM, and has been with the U.S. motor vehicle manufacturer for eight years.
 Hiroyuki Yoshino, 52, currently president of HAM, will become executive vice president of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in charge of auto operations in Japan, including manufacturing and sales. Yoshino joined HAM as president in June 1988. He has been with Honda since 1963.
 The new assignments become effective following the Honda general stockholders meeting on June 26.
 "As a HAM associate for eight years," said Yashiki, "I believe it is important to continue the development of our resources and capabilities to become a self-reliant motor vehicle company. It is my goal to further enhance the environment where HAM associates and suppliers can share the excitement of creating unique Honda products for North America and export to the world."
 Yashiki joined HAM in June 1984 as project leader of the Anna Engine Plant, then under construction. He was named Engine Plant manager in July 1985 when the facility began production of Gold Wing motorcycle engines. Yashiki was named executive vice president of HAM in July 1990.
 Prior to joining HAM, Yashiki served as plant manager of Honda's Sayama Auto Plant in Japan from 1980-81, and plant manager of the Wako Engine Plant in Japan from 1981-83. He joined Honda Motor Co. in 1964 at the Wako Engine Plant. Yashiki is a graduate of Osaka University with a master's degree in mechanical engineering.
 An expert in engine design and production, Yashiki guided the Anna Engine Plant to become the most flexible, most comprehensive engine plant in North America. Currently, the $670 million Anna Engine Plant manufactures three different engines to supply production at four different Honda plants in the United States and Canada. It is the only engine plant in North America which manufactures both motorcycle and automobile engines in six-cylinder and four-cylinder engine configurations. Current production is 500,000 engines per year, plus automatic transmissions, brakes and other engine and drivetrain components for Civic and Accord.
 Honda of America Mfg. began operations in 1979 and employs more than 10,200 associates at four manufacturing plants in Ohio which produce automobiles, motorcycles, engines and related drivetrain components. In addition to serving the North American market, this year HAM will produce about 40,000 automobiles for export to 17 nations around the world.
 TOYOJI "TOM" YASHIKI
 President, Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
 May 20, 1992 Named president of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
 -- Marysville Motorcycle Plant
 -- Marysville Auto Plant
 -- Anna Engine Plant
 -- East Liberty Auto Plant
 (Assignment becomes effective following the Honda
 General Stockholders meeting on June 26, 1992.)
 July 1990 Executive vice president, Honda of America Mfg.,
 Inc.
 May 1990 Named as director to the Honda Motor Co. board of
 directors in Japan
 July 1985 Plant manager, Anna Engine Plant, Honda of America
 Mfg., Inc.
 June 1984 Joined Honda of America Mfg. as project leader, Anna
 Engine Plant (construction phase)
 1981-1983 Plant manager, Wako Engine Plant, Honda Motor Co.
 1980-1981 Plant manager, Sayama Auto Plant, Honda Motor Co.
 1964-1979 Various responsibilities at the Wako Engine Plant,
 Honda Motor Co.
 1964 Joined Honda Motor Co.
 1964 Graduated from Osaka University, master's degree in
 Mechanical Engineering
 Born April 4, 1939
 HONDA OF AMERICA MANUFACTURING
 MARYSVILLE MOTORCYCLE PLANT
 Started Production: September 1979
 Plant Size: 260,000 square feet
 Associates: 400
 Models Produced: Gold Wing GL1500
 Shadow 1100
 FourTrax off-road utility vehicles
 Production Capacity: 60,000 vehicles per year
 MARYSVILLE AUTO PLANT
 Started Production: November 1982
 Plant Size: 3,100,000 square feet
 Associates: 5,300
 Models Produced: Accord 4-door Sedan
 Accord Coupe
 Accord Wagon
 Production Capacity: 360,000 cars per year
 ANNA ENGINE PLANT
 Started Production: July 1985
 Plant Size: 1,100,000 square feet
 Associates: 2,000
 Models Produced: Accord 2.2 liter 4-cylinder engine
 Civic 1.5 liter 4-cylinder engine
 Gold Wing 1.5 liter 6-cylinder
 engine
 Automatic transmissions for Accord
 and Civic
 Brake and suspension components for
 Accord and Civic
 Driveshafts for Accord
 Crankshaft for Accord (forged
 crankshaft)
 Pistons for Accord and Civic
 Production Capacity: 500,000 engines and related
 components per year
 EAST LIBERTY AUTO PLANT
 Started Production: December 1989
 Plant Size: 1,400,000 square feet
 Associates: 1,800
 Models Produced: Civic 4-door Sedan
 Accord 4-door Sedan
 Production Capacity: 150,000 cars per year
 -0- 5/20/92
 /CONTACT: Roger Lambert, 513-644-7714; or Kermit Whitfield, 513-644-6627; both of Honda of America Mfg. Co./ CO: Honda of America Mfg. Co. ST: Ohio IN: AUT SU: PER


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