Yoshi Kobayashi began working for Yamaha Corporation of America in 1958. In the early days of his career he was tasked with supervising the import and export of the motorcycle division. As the musical instrument side of the company grew and expanded into the United States, Yoshi-san was placed in charge and soon created the foundation for the Yamaha distribution plan. He and his team worked hard to manage the customs rules as well as ensure the products arrived safe and on time. He retired from the company in 1995 having enjoyed his career in the music industry!