Yanmar America appointed Thomas H. Calhoun to the position of president and chief operating officer for its North American operations.
Calhoun joined Yanmar in 1999 as the director of marking for the Marine Engine Group, the Industrial Engine Division and the Replacement Parts Program. He later held other positions within the company, including some in Osaka, Japan. Calhoun gained his marketing experience working for companies like Philips, Bertram Yacht and Crusader Engines.
Calhoun succeeds Akihiko Nakaoka who will remain with Yanmar through 2008 as the industrial division manager and senior special advisor.