Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Names Philip Calhoun New Plant Manager/VP

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SANTA ANA, CA. – (Oct. 1, 2021) – Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA) announced today that Philip Calhoun is the new plant manager/vice president of manufacturing at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM), its commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Mississippi.

“I am pleased to welcome Philip to the YTMM family,” said YTMM Chairman and President Takehisa Morimoto. “A native of Mississippi, he brings a wealth of automotive manufacturing experience, as well as a world-class education from institutions across the globe. He has earned a number of awards and certifications, and has a proven track record of success. With his impressive skill set, Philip will be able to have an immediate and positive impact on YTMM.”

Calhoun has more than 28 years of progressive manufacturing leadership experience that cover all aspects of manufacturing with a heavy emphasis on quality and precision manufacturing at both Ford and Nissan.

Globally educated, he completed his Undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and DePaul University and earned MBAs from London School of Economics, School of HEC France and New York University. Additionally, Calhoun graduated from MIT’s Sloan School of Business certificate program in Applied Data and Analytics.

“YTMM is truly a fantastic facility and Yokohama is an outstanding, world-renowned company,” Calhoun said. “I’m really looking forward to working with Mr. Morimoto and the YTMM team here in Mississippi.”

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit, or

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