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Takata Corp., the company behind the biggest product-safety recall in U.S. history, will give the executive in charge of quality assurance more authority by naming him to the board of directors.

Senior Vice President Hiroshi Shimizu, who has overseen quality assurance since 2013, is one of three new appointments to the board, according to a filing to the Tokyo stock exchange on Friday. Former President Stefan Stocker will step down from the board when his term ends this month.

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