Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Eric Smith, to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. effective February 1, 2019. Eric succeeds Yumiko Kawamura who held the position for three years and has now returned to Japan to be assigned to the role of General Manager for the North American Division of Hino Motors Ltd., supporting Canada and USA markets. Eric becomes the first Canadian-born president of HMC.
Eric’s focus in his new role will be on the smooth operation of the business and setting out a plan to achieve the goals outlined in the Hino 2025 vision for service, parts sales, truck sales and production.
Eric’s career at Hino started in 2007 progressing through several roles, most recently as Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Support. Under his leadership, both truck sales and market share have nearly tripled. The dealer network, parts sales and retail service visits have also grown dramatically during this time.
About Hino: Hino Motors Canada, Ltd., a Toyota Group Company, produces and distributes light and medium duty commercial trucks in Canada and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with manufacturing operations in Woodstock, Ontario. Service is provided through its extensive coast-to-coast dealership network and is backed by its industry leading customer care protection program. For more information, please visit
us at www.hinocanada.com.