Thomas Doll, Subaru of America

Subaru of America Promotes President Tom Doll to CEO

Following 10 years of growth, Cherry Hill-based Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has announced changes to its senior management. With the promotion of current chairman and CEO, Tomomi Nakamura, to the position of president of Subaru Corporation in Japan reporting to Chairman Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, SOA has promoted President Thomas J. Doll to the role of chief executive officer, serving as the company’s most senior executive.

Doll has been president and chief operating officer of SOA since April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2009, respectively. He previously served as chief financial officer, as well as executive vice president of SOA. Doll joined SOA in 1982.

Jinya ‘Jay’ Shoji will return to SOA as executive vice president, reporting to Doll on SOA matters. Shoji worked at SOA in executive positions from 2011 to 2016. His previous position at Subaru Corporation was as corporate vice president, chief general manager, Global Marketing Division.

The resolution of the management changes will be officially finalized at the Subaru Corporation’s 87th General Meeting of Shareholders and the subsequent meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for June 2018.

These management changes come as Subaru of America, Inc. marks its 50th anniversary with nine years of consecutive sales records and 10 years of consecutive growth. The company expects to set a further sales record in 2018, surpassing its 2017 sales of 647,956 vehicles, bolstered by the introduction of new models including the all-new 3-row Ascent SUV.

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