Subaru Appoints New Leadership Team

Company names Ishii, Hori and Murphy to top slots for U.S. operations.

Casey Ishii will assume the role of President and CEO for Subaru Industrial Power Products
Ken Hori is the new senior vice-president and CFO of Subaru industrial Power Products
Brad Murphy has been appointed Executive Vice-President and COO for Subaru Industrial Power Products

Subaru Industrial Power Products announces leadership changes to the U.S. Corporate Division. Casey Ishii will assume the role of President and CEO. Ken Hori has been named Senior Vice-President and CFO, and Brad Murphy has been appointed Executive Vice-President and COO.

In his new position, Ishii will oversee U.S. operations at the company's headquarters in Lake Zurich, Ill. A 30-plus year veteran of FHI (Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd), Subaru's parent company, Ishii began as a design engineer with the Industrial Products division and has held various management roles in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, planning and sales. Most recently, he was vice-president of the Industrial Products division at FHI.

Ishii is taking on the position previously held by the late Jay Peck, who was president of the company for the past 15 years. When discussing plans for assuming his new role, Ishii said, "Jay Peck was an amazing president and leader who established a vision and direction for this company. I am committed to building on his legacy, and seeing that we continue to raise the bar in innovation and design, and exceed customer expectations."

As senior vice-president and CFO, Hori's chief duty is leading the engineering department. He is also responsible for both the accounting and administrative departments. Hori has been with FHI and Subaru for more than 25 years. Recently, Hori held the position of department manager for FHI and was responsible for Subaru engine sales in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

In his new role as executive vice-president and COO, Murphy is in charge of customer service, operations, sales and IT. Prior to his new appointment, Murphy was vice-president of sales and marketing for the Industrial Power Products division for 10 years. Murphy has been with the company for more than 15 years, and his experience working with customers and building relationships will ensure continued, strong support and service for OEMs, dealers and other partners.

Subaru Industrial Engines are manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan. Fuji Heavy Industries is a diversified manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, aircraft, ecotechnologies and industrial engines and equipment. Subaru engines and power products are marketed and supported in North America by Robin America, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries. For more information, call 847-540-7300, fax 847-438-5012, e-mail or visit the website at