Yokohama Hires Robert Harrelson

Oct 10, 2013

Fullerton, Calif.-based Yokohama Tires Corp. has hired Robert Harrelson as its new vice president of human resources and administration.

Harrelson will be responsible for the integration of human resources strategies, plans and programs across all of YTC’s North American operations. He replaces Rex Simpson, who retired in September.

“Rob brings many years of strategic, senior-level leadership in the human resources field,” said Takayuki Hamaya, YTC’s CEO. “That can only serve to strengthen our company further as we recruit and retain talent, and create a highly positive work environment.”

Prior to joining YTC, Harrelson was a senior director of human resources for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group North America and Mexico. He also was the senior director of human resources-supply chain for United Parcel Service.