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  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP03_19
Published March 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

It may be a small OEM, but Mazda has always punched far beyond its weight class in engineering and technology. That point is acknowledged by Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of North American Operations (MNAO) and an officer of the parent Mazda Motor Corp. A 34-year veteran of the company, Moro-san is responsible for all aspects of Mazda operations in the region. He clearly enjoys talking tech, as he'll do on April 11 as part of SAE's Leadership Summit at WCX '19 in Detroit. At the L.A. Auto Show he spoke with Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke to discuss recent developments.

Mazda's Skyactiv concept-the holistic combination of light weight, high efficiency, and driver-centric design-resonates with engineers across the industry. They get it.