Senior Executive Director
Member, Board of Directors, DENSO Corporation
Haruya Maruyama is a member of the Board of Directors and a senior executive director of DENSO Corporation in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. He oversees the Sales and Marketing Group and Aftermarket Business.
After earning a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from Waseda University in Tokyo, Maruyama joined DENSO Corporation (formerly Nippondenso Co., Ltd.) in April 1978.
Maruyama began his career in DENSO's Tokyo sales office where he established sales with Honda through promoting body-related products. In 2001, Maruyama was named director of the Sales Divison 1 in charge of overseas sales and marketing. During his tenure, he helped create DENSO's plans for business growth in Europe, including building local production capabilities, partnering with European suppliers and promoting cooperation among various business groups.
In July 2002, Maruyama was promoted to president of DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH, DENSO's sales and engineering company in Eching, Germany. In this position, Maruyama has streamlined the organization of European sales companies and led especially the sales of compressors and air conditioners to German automakers. Under his leadership, DENSO is leading sales of air conditioners in Germany.
In June 2004, he was named one of DENSO's executive directors, and became president of DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO's North American headquarters, in April 2008. He returned to Japan in June 2009. He was promoted to senior executive director in June 2010.
DENSO, a leading global supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components, employs over 130,000 people in 36 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 totaled US$38.1 billion.
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