Yokohama Tire Promotes Pavan Desaneni to Vice President of Information Technology

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Yokohama Tire has a new Vice President of Information Technology (IT): Pavan Desaneni. A 20-year IT veteran, Desaneni replaces Wasi Ahmed and will report to Tom Masuguchi, Yokohama Executive Vice President and CFO.

“Pavan has proven himself time and again, having been instrumental in our recent IT infrastructure overhaul,” said Masuguchi. “He’s a highly skilled and knowledgeable IT executive who will oversee the future phases of our digital transformation.”

Desaneni, who graduated from Osmania University with a degree in Computer Science, joined Yokohama in 2014 as Senior Manager, Enterprise Architect & Platform. He then was promoted to Director, Enterprise Architect & Platform before ascending to Vice President.

Prior to joining Yokohama, Desaneni worked as IT Manager at Ventura Foods and a senior systems engineer at Pharmavite LLC.

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Celebrating its 50th year in the U.S., 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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