Mazda is sending its top executive in Europe, Jeff Guyton, to North America.
Guyton, currently CEO of Mazda Motor Europe, has been named president of Mazda's North American operations. He had been in the European role since 2009.
Yasuhiro Aoyama will replace Guyton in Europe, Mazda said. Aoyama is currently a managing executive officer at Mazda in Japan.
Guyton will oversee all aspects of Mazda's operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including sales, marketing, parts and service, customer support and regional operations, among other duties, the automaker said.
Guyton will report to Masahiro Moro, currently president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, who will now be chairman and CEO.
The changes are effective April 1, Mazda said.
Last week at the Geneva auto show, Mazda unveiled the CX-30 crossover, which will be positioned between the CX-3 and CX-5.