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Takeo Fukui

automotive executive

Takeo Fukui, Japanese automotive executive. Achievements include contributing to Japan's first World Grand Prix 500cc class championship in 1983 while working in Honda's motorcycle div; member of the Honda project team that developed the Honda CVCC - the first engine to meet the strict emissions standards set by the United States Clean Air Act.

Background

Fukui, Takeo was born on November 28, 1944 in Tokyo.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry, Waseda University, 1969.

Career

Joined Honda Motor Limited company, 1969, various positions including managing director, motorcycle division to president of Honda Racing Corporation, Honda Research and Development, 1969—1987. Managing director to senior managing director Honda Research and Development Co, 1987—1992. Board directors Honda Motor Limited company, since 1988, general manager Hamamatsu Factory, 1992—1994.

Executive vice president Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc, Ohio, 1994—1996, president, 1996—1998, Honda Research and Development, 1998—2003. Senior managing director Honda Motor Limited company, Tokyo, 1999—2003, president, chief executive, 2003—2009, advisory, since 2009. Board directors Honda Motor Limited company, since 1988.

President Honda Racing Corporation, Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. President research unit Honda Research and Development Company.

Achievements

  • Achievements include contributing to Japan's first World Grand Prix 500cc class championship in 1983 while working in Honda's motorcycle div. Member of the Honda project team that developed the Honda CVCC - the first engine to meet the strict emissions standards set by the United States Clean Air Act.