Mazda Canada announced the appointment of David Klan as president and chief executive officer of MCI, effective April 1, 2019. David will succeed Masaharu “Massey” Kondo, who has been promoted to general manager, global sales and marketing division at Mazda Motor Corporation (MC) in Japan. David assumes responsibility for Mazda’s business operations in Canada, and will report to Masahiro Moro, Mazda Motor Corporation senior managing executive officer with Oversight of Operations in North America; chairman and CEO, Mazda North American Operations.
“I’m honoured to assume the role of president of Mazda Canada and serve our great team of employees and dealer partners,” said Klan. “Mazda is entering an exciting period as we launch our new generation of vehicles, and the North American market will play a pivotal role in Mazda’s global strategic plans. I look forward to leading Canada’s charge during this important time.”
AA 27-year veteran of Mazda, David has held numerous executive positions globally since he started in 1992, including Director of Marketing for Mazda Canada; general manager of Global Brand Marketing at Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan; and director of marketing and regional general manager at Mazda North American Operations in the United States. Since returning to Canada in 2009, David has led the company’s national sales, marketing and regional operations as senior director. David will be the first Canadian to be appointed president of Mazda Canada since 2006.