Nissan Legend Tadao Takahashi: Giving Life to the Factory
Tadao Takahashi was born in 1945 in Fukuoka Prefecture after his mother had been evacuated to her family home. In 1968, he graduated from the Department of Industrial Mechanical Engineering (now the Department of Mechanical Engineering) in the Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, following which he joined Nissan Motor. He was responsible for closing the Zama Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1992 as the deputy head of Technologies Department 1. Before resigning in 2009 and assuming directorships at various external organizations, Takahashi became a senior vice president in 1998, was promoted to executive vice president in 2002, and was named vice-chairman in 2007.