Jeffrey Guyton

Jeffrey Guyton

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations has added CEO duties to President Jeffrey Guyton’s title in a move that’s official June 24.

Guyton was named president of the automaker’s U.S. business in 2019, after serving as president and CEO of Mazda Motor Europe.

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Guyton will succeed Masahiro Moro who was named chief communications officer, a new position, at Mazda headquarters in Japan.

Mazda North American finished 2020 with vehicle sales of 279,076, up 0.2% from the prior year.