#aftermarket – Denso Corporation has named Takeshi Nagasaka president of its Denso Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. (DMAT) operations in Athens, Tenn., effective June 1. Nagasaka succeeds Youichi Yamashita, who returned to Japan to serve at Denso Trim, a Power Train affiliate.
Nagasaka joined Denso Corp. in Japan in 1982 and began his career in the production engineering division as a production engineer. In 1990, Nagasaka moved to the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division as supervisor. At that time, he was in charge of fuel pump production engineering for Associated Fuel Pump Systems Corporation (AFCO) and DNJP. In 1996, Nagasaka took an overseas assignment to serve as a manager at AFCO in Anderson, South Carolina. He then returned to DNJP as the manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division.
In 2003, Nagasaka was named general manager of the Gasoline Injection Manufacturing Division, and in 2010 he was promoted to director of the same division. In 2015, he was named president of Denso Manufacturing Athens Tennessee.