Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. said it brought back Eigo Konya, tapping him to be the Foothill Ranch-based company’s president and chief executive officer.

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Konya succeeds Yoshi Tamura, who was transferred to Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.’s Japan office.

Konya worked at Kawasaki Motors between 2001 and 2007 before moving on to general manager of the company’s business in China.