New technology chief at Yamaha Marine

Grant Suzuki, chief of technology at Yamaha Marine

The Yamaha US Marine Business Unit has named Grant Suzuki as its chief of technology, advanced marine systems.

In the new role, Suzuki will lead the marine advance development teams, which are focused on building-out Yamaha’s ‘C.A.S.E.’ (Connectivity, Autonomous operations, Integrated Services, and Electrification) strategy. Under Suzuki’s leadership, Yamaha says it will develop future solutions to improve boater experiences by ‘advancing the capability and performance of core product lines’.

“Grant has an impressive track record of leveraging science and technology to find solutions for real-world problems,” said Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha’s US Marine Business Unit. “With more than 20 years of experience in software and system architecture, his leadership will help propel Yamaha’s product development to the next level.”

Prior to joining Yamaha, Suzuki served as director of Sumitomo Corporation of America, Automotive Group, where he developed a team of engineers to provide solutions in the design, development and implementation of embedded systems and cloud solutions. He has a PhD in applied physics. A Japanese national, his global career includes time in Germany and Michigan.

Suzuki reports to Ben Speciale, president of the Yamaha US Marine Business Unit.

The news of Suzuki’s appointment comes after Martin Peters was named as Yamaha’s director of marine external affairs in April 2023– a new role created to bear official responsibilities for marine sustainability and regulatory affairs in addition to government relations and communications.

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