Thacker Appointed to President and CEO of Yamaha Motor Finance USA



John Thacker has been elected to the office of president and CEO at Yamaha Motor Finance USA (YMFUS).

Thacker joins YMFUS with nearly 30 years of experience in financial services, including leadership roles at Ford Credit and most recently at Hyundai Capital America. His deep experience in sales, marketing and operations, along with a proven track record of creating value for dealers and customers, will be instrumental in helping the organization continue its growth plans.

“We are pleased to welcome John to the team,” Jeff Young, chairman of YMFUS and president and CEO of Yamaha Motor Finance, the parent company of YMFUS, said. “John’s appreciation for the captive finance model combined with his proven track record of building teams with a customer-first mindset will strengthen our capabilities and enhance our focus on delivering exceptional value to all of our stakeholders.”

“I’m excited to join the Yamaha team at this pivotal point in the expansion of the U.S. business,” Thacker said. “There’s a great foundation that has been built, and I’m eager to work with the team to accelerate the growth and continue providing our dealers with the tools they need to expand their businesses.”

“John’s vision for the organization includes expanding our market presence, increasing operational efficiency and implementing innovative solutions that leverage cutting-edge technology and market insights,” Young said. “We are confident that his leadership will drive our organization’s growth and significantly contribute to our overall company objectives.”


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