Kubota Corporation has named Yuichi “Ken” Kitao as the new President of Kubota Tractor Corporation, based in Torrance, Calif. Kitao, has been with Kubota Corporation for 32 years in the company’s engineering and tractor machinery division.
Kitao, most recently, served as General Manager, Tractor Division, at Kubota’s Farm and Machinery Division in Japan. He held positions previously in the United States with Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Central Division from 1999 to 2000 in Texas. Kitao has been involved with Kubota’s line of M-Series agriculture and utility tractors throughout his career. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tokyo University. Kitao is also an Executive Officer of Kubota Corporation.
Kitao succeeds Dr. Satoshi Iida, President of Kubota Tractor Corporation 2009 through 2010. Dr. Iida has been promoted to the position of General Manager of Machinery Division International Operations in Osaka, Japan.
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., 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. For more www.kubota.com