Published: February 12, 2015 | California, United States
Telenav announced the debut of its Japan-based Automotive office and the key hirings of Hiroshi Miyamoto and Masaya (Matt) Hashida as Director of Business Development and Director of Customer Solutions respectively. The new office, located in Shinagawa, Tokyo, is an expansion of Telenav’s existing customer liaison centers in North America, Europe, and China to serve the needs of its global automotive partners. The Tokyo office will enable Telenav to further develop and deepen automotive relationships, drive business opportunities and provide local support for car makers, tier-one partners and customers located in Japan.
Industry veteran Hiroshi Miyamoto, who spent more than 13 years at map content provider INCREMENT P Corporation, will lead the automotive business development activities. Joining Miyamoto is Matt Hashida, a navigation, telematics and vehicle entertainment veteran with more than 20 years of experience at Pioneer Corporation. He holds more than 10 patents and launched many award-winning products, including the world’s first augmented reality heads-up display. Hashida will serve as the technical interface with automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers.
“Our investment in Japan reaffirms Telenav’s commitment to ensuring our key automotive customers can leverage our innovative location-based services on a global basis. Our presence here allows us to quickly respond to our local partners’ technology needs and wants. I’m confident that Masaya and Hiroshi will drive innovation and growth with our Japan-based customers.” – Hassan Wahla, President of the Automotive business unit, Telenav