April 23, 2018
Shige Yoshida
Columbus Rotary members and guests will hear from two senior Honda of America executives—one retired COO and the current COO. In a rare sequence of two consecutive Monday meetings, April 23 and 30, Rotarians will learn never before heard insights into Honda’s 35-year growth from a small Japanese motorcycle maker to one of the US and the world’s leading automakers.
The first historic speech will be by Shige Yoshida, retired Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Honda of America Manufacturing, at the April 23 Rotary meeting. Yoshida will describe, for the first time in a public speech, Honda’s plans and its path in the late 1970’s, leading to auto production in 1982, a decade of successful growth, until his retirement.  Enabled by Honda’s unique, and environmentally friendly CVCC engine, first the Civic and later the Accord became successful cars in the USA.

Please register your guests with the office no later than EOB Thursday, April 19 to assist with seating and meal counts

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