Yazaki North America has opened a new strategic business unit focused on the areas of electronics and instrumentation. The Electronics and Instrumentation Business Unit (EIBU) will focus its activities on growing Yazaki's market share in three broad product areas: instrumentation, EEDS electronics and non-EDS vehicle network digital electronics.

Riku Yazaki has been appointed president of the EIBU. Yazaki has served in a variety of key management roles throughout the last 10 years, including general manager of the YC planning division, world wide strategy director for Yazaki Europe, director of Thai Yazaki Corporation and deputy plant manager of Yazaki Corporation's Shimada Factory in Japan.

Yazaki, who is the grandson of Yazaki Corporation's founder Sadami Yazaki, will also retain his responsibilities as president of both Yazaki International Corporation and Yazaki Management Corporation.