Automotive component manufacturer Denso Corp. has named Mitsuo Matsushita president and CEO of Denso International America, the company’s North American operations. He will also chair the N.A. group’s board of directors and serve as a managing officer of the parent company.

Matsushita had been president and COO of Denso International America since 2002. Prior to that assignment, he served as exec. VP of Denso’s European operations.