American Honda auto division chief Arcangeli steps down

Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior VP of the car division at American Honda Motor Co., is venturing down toward the month’s end in the wake of going through less than three years at the automaker.

Honda on Wednesday said that Shinji Aoyama, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co. also, Honda North America Inc., will simultaneously fill in as leader of the car deals specialty unit.

An organization representative said Arcangeli surrendered and wanted to invest more energy with family.

Arcangeli assumed control over the job at American Honda in 2017 from Jeff Conrad, who resigned from the Japanese automaker following 35 years. Conrad served in the situation as a transitional figure for just a couple of months following the April 1 retirement of John Mendel, who ran the organization’s car division for 10 years.

Arcangeli was an uncommon outside contract for the top positions at American Honda and its worldwide parent Honda Motor Co., the two of which are known for their separate culture and solid inclination for advancing inside. Arcangeli was beforehand leader of Yanmar North America, a substantial gear producer.

Regardless of his newcomer status, Arcangeli’s experience fit the standard form of a Honda official. He is a prepared specialist with degrees from Kettering University and Cornell University and a MBA from Stanford University. He additionally has broad experience driving organizations with motor and vehicle fabricating aptitude.

Before turning out to be leader of Yanmar North America, Arcangeli was leader of Yamaha’s Motorsports Group Co. from 2006 to 2014. He additionally held official posts at Pioneer, Thermador, General Electric and

The year he joined the organization, consolidated U.S. Honda and Acura deals topped at 1,641,429. A year ago, they stayed close to that level at 1,608,170 autos and light vehicles, a 0.2 percent expansion over the earlier year, outpacing the U.S. industry’s 1.2 percent decrease.

At the NADA Show in Las Vegas over the previous week, it gave off an impression of being the same old thing for Arcangeli.

He was the keynote speaker at the American International Automobile Dealers Association lunch get-together, which is commending its 50th commemoration. Furthermore, he talked at American Honda’s make meeting, telling vendors that Honda plans invigorated and upgraded items, extra help for confirmed used deals, new publicizing programs, and a pledge to seller benefit, which rose 6 percent by and large a year ago.

Also, he stated, Honda will guard its industry-driving vehicle business while supporting light-truck deals.

“We discussed our objectives for the year, keeping up our vehicle business, profiting by our truck business and planning for charge,” Arcangeli revealed to Automotive News.