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Kubota Tractor Corporation Leadership

As Kubota continues to enter new markets and experience steady growth in the United States, sound leadership is essential to driving progress. Senior leaders at Kubota bring decades of industry experience and proven expertise. Each member's contribution reflects the company's vision of strategic growth with a focus on excellence in the customer experience and all areas of the company's business.

Yoshida website
Yoshida website

Haruyuki Yoshida – President and CEO, Kubota North America & Tractor Corporations

A 38-year Kubota veteran, Yoshida took office as Kubota Tractor Corporation's (KTC) President on January 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment, he most recently held the position of General Manager, Farm & Industrial Machinery, Strategy and Operations Headquarters for Kubota Corporation (KBT) in Osaka, Japan. During his tenure with Kubota, Yoshida spent nearly five years in the U.S. as an accounting coordinator at KTC from 1991 - 1996. Yoshida has a proven track record of helping turn around struggling businesses within Kubota and has been instrumental in expanding Kubota's business in regions such as Southeast Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. In 2019, Yoshida was named Senior Managing Executive Officer at KTC's parent company Kubota Corporation. 

David Sutton
David Sutton

David Sutton – President, Kubota Credit Corporation (KCC)

David Sutton began his career with Kubota in 2007 as Vice President of KCC. A finance professional with 34 years of industry experience, he was promoted to President in October 2010, becoming the first American to occupy this office. Under his leadership, KCC has implemented policies and systems to return more than 90 percent of loan decisions to dealers in under 15 minutes, greatly facilitating the dealer sales process. Sutton has also led the exponential growth of Kubota’s property and casualty insurance agency, KTAC, providing Kubota dealers with additional product offerings to better serve their customers.

Todd Stucke
Todd Stucke

Todd Stucke – Senior Vice President, Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects

Todd Stucke is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in both equipment and agriculture. Prior to his current position, Stucke led the Ag & Turf Division for Kubota as Vice President of Ag & Turf from 2013-2015. Under his leadership, Kubota introduced its first line of Kubota-branded Hay Tools to US customers, and debuted its highest horsepower tractor to-date: the M7 Series. This milestone product introduction marked Kubota’s entry in to the commercial livestock and row crop production markets, a segment where the company had never before competed. As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Product Support and Strategic Projects at Kubota Tractor Corporation, Stucke supported the acquisition effort of Great Plains Manufacturing, including the industry leading 3-point implement producing Land Pride division, to further expand the Kubota market reach. Stucke is ultimately responsible for ensuring that Kubota’s marketing, dealer development and product support strategies collectively achieve a 360° approach to customer experience excellence. Stucke was elected to serve as treasurer for the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers 2020 Board of Directors, where he held a previous roles since 2014.

Dan Jones
Dan Jones

Dan Jones – Vice President, Administration

Dan Jones has been with Kubota since 2010 and currently has overall responsibility for Kubota’s legal, security, risk management, human resources and administration functions as Vice President, Administration. He is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of human resources, distribution, and operations management experience within the machinery, food and beverage, and recreational vehicles industries. He has an extensive background in risk management, organizational design, policies and procedures, corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and human resources. Jones has held senior level roles for three Fortune 500 companies and, as such, recognizes the importance of carefully managing risk. Having previously served as Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for Kubota, Jones was transitioned into this role to maintain oversight of the company’s personnel, risk management and compliance matters.

Mr. Yujiro Okada_web
Mr. Yujiro Okada_web

Yujiro (Yuji) Okada - Vice President, Finance

Yujiro (Yuji) Okada joined Kubota over 20 years ago in 1996. Between 2001 and 2010, Okada was the coordinator in charge of Kubota Tractor Corporation’s IS and Wholesale Finance departments. Okada, in conjunction with Kubota Credit Corporation leadership, was instrumental in establishing Kubota’s insurance business through Kubota Insurance Corporation (KIC) and Kubota Tractor Acceptance Corporation (KTAC). Most recently, Okada was the manager of the Regional Strategy and Development Group within the Global Management Promotion Department. In this role, Okada initiated retail finance programs in emerging markets in the Philippines, Indonesia and China. Okada also led the regional business management of Kubota China Holdings. Okada will now oversee Kubota North America finance operations.
Alex Woods
Alex Woods

Alex Woods – Senior Vice President, Sales Operations, Supply Chain & Parts

Alex Woods was promoted from Vice President, Divisional Operations to Vice President, Sales Operations, Supply Chain and Parts in 2017. He has spent the entirety of his career in the equipment industry working closely with dealers, providing them with valuable insight and support. With over 25 years of experience, Woods has held positions ranging from Parts Sales Manager to Territory Manager to District Sales Manager. As the leader of a cross functional team, he played an instrumental part in the successful launch of the Kommander, Kubota's residential zero turn mower. As part of his current role, Woods is responsible for streamlining operations across all five of Kubota’s divisions in the US in an effort to better support Kubota dealers and customers.