Tokyo, Japan, 24 October 2006 – Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions, announced today the appointment of Shinya Banno as Managing Director of Tele Atlas Japan. In this role, Banno will be responsible for all business operations in Japan, including sales, customer support and marketing. He reports to Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer Mark Steele.
Most recently, Banno served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Japan for automotive systems and facility management and control giant Johnson Controls Inc. In this role, Banno was a member of the XLP/Extreme Learning Process, an exclusive development program for senior management.
Before that, he was General Manager of Global General Motors (GM) Sales at automotive parts leader Denso. While with Denso, Banno was based at the company’s Denso International America operation in Michigan and was instrumental in securing the navigation systems contract with GM. Banno holds a bachelor of business degree from Doshisha University in Japan. He is based at Tele Atlas’ Japanese headquarters in central Tokyo.