It’s a mild spring day in Manhattan, and Hiromu Okabe is in good spirits. He should be. It’s not every day that an automotive supplier visits the New York Stock Exchange to receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award from J.D. Power & Associates. In fact, the quality award’s been given only eight times, and never before has an automotive supplier been on the receiving end. As the president and chief executive officer of Denso Corp., Okabe claims the award on behalf of Japan’s No.1 ...
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