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Subaru is Moving to Camden

Dear Friends,

Subaru of America has been proud to call the Delaware Valley our home since 1968. Over that time, as our business has grown, we have needed to relocate our headquarters on three occasions: first we were based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, shortly afterward we moved to Pennsauken, NJ, where we stayed for 20 years before moving to our current location in Cherry Hill, NJ, where we have been for almost 30 years.

As those numbers show, we like our location here in South Jersey, and we intend to stay for many more years to come.

Our business has seen unprecedented growth now for almost a decade and as we have grown, so have our needs and the needs of our employees. This move to Camden consolidates four separate facilities in South Jersey onto one campus. Just as importantly, it puts our 600 regional employees all together for the first time. In doing so, we can improve our work efficiency and communications, which are vital components for our continued growth.

This region is where many of our employees were born. It’s certainly where most have raised a family. And, just as importantly, it’s where most spend their money; in fact, our employees spend around $1 million per year within three miles of where they work.

We are very pleased to be moving to the City of Camden for the next stage in our development. We want to be in on the ground floor for the amazing redevelopment of the Camden area. We want to be part of it, as a catalyst and a contributor. We know that our presence in Camden will only encourage other businesses to come and to invest in the area.

In moving to our new Camden headquarters, we also want to make sure we keep our unique Subaru family workplace atmosphere, culture, and values — the things that make us who we are. We know that this is also a vital part of our business.

We certainly love (because after all, love is what makes Subaru, Subaru) that we can be part of Camden’s regeneration. And we promise to be good neighbors to the city and its residents. This is part of our “Love Promise”; a promise to do the right thing, a promise to support the communities in which we live and work.

We look forward to the coming day when we call Camden home.

Thomas J. Doll

President and Chief Operating Officer

Our New Location

Approaching its 50th year in the United States, Subaru of America, the U.S. sales and marketing distributor for Subaru automobiles, is moving its headquarters to an all-new facility in Camden, NJ, The company has had its home in the Delaware Valley since its 1968 founding in Bala Cynwyd, PA. The following year saw a move to Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has been at its current Cherry Hill, NJ, site since 1986.

The all-new facility, expected to open in 2017, is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the Camden area and will bring all of the company’s South Jersey employees, currently spread over a number of facilities, onto one campus.

In addition to its long-term commitment to the area, the company is also known for fostering a family-like environment with many employees celebrating 30-plus years with the automaker. Subaru of America has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Places to Work in America by The Best Companies Group.

Our New Location

Approaching its 50th year in the United States, Subaru of America, the U.S. sales and marketing distributor for Subaru automobiles, is moving its headquarters to an all-new facility in Camden, NJ, The company has had its home in the Delaware Valley since its 1968 founding in Bala Cynwyd, PA. The following year saw a move to Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has been at its current Cherry Hill, NJ, site since 1986.

The all-new facility, expected to open in 2017, is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the Camden area and will bring all of the company’s South Jersey employees, currently spread over a number of facilities, onto one campus.

In addition to its long-term commitment to the area, the company is also known for fostering a family-like environment with many employees celebrating 30-plus years with the automaker. Subaru of America has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Places to Work in America by The Best Companies Group.

Our New Location
Community Involvement in Camden
Community Involvement in Camden

Subaru has long been dedicated to making a positive impact on the local community. Our company has partnered with local organizations like Meals on Wheels, New Visions Homeless Day Shelter, and Greensgrow Farms, often involving employees as volunteers. It’s given over $6 million in grants, scholarships, and charitable donations to Delaware Valley communities through the SOA Foundation. And in Camden alone, Subaru has donated more than $800,000 to worthy causes. The company looks forward to continuing that commitment as a new member of the Camden community.

Facts and Figures

9th Largest Auto Company in America

600+ Employees and Contractors in the Delaware Valley Area

625 Retailers in the U.S.

513,693 Vehicles Sold in the U.S. Last Year

7,500,000+ Vehicles Sold in the U.S. to Date

$50,000,000 Dollars given to Charitable Organizations to Date Through the Share the Love Event

$800,000+ Donated to Worthy Causes in Camden Alone

65,469,489 Pounds of Material Recycled at SIA This Year Alone

About Subaru

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Currently, headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, NJ, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 600 retailers across the United States.

Important Dates

July 7, 1957

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is established.

 

February 15, 1968

Subaru of America, Inc., (SOA) was incorporated in Pennsylvania.  Two entrepeneurs without auto experience, Harvey Lamm and Malcolm Bricklin, founded the company as the exclusive U.S. sales and marketing company for Subaru autos.  SOA became the only American operated and publicily owned car import company.

 

October 6, 1986

Grand Opening of SOA HQ in Cherry Hill, NJ.

 

August 31, 1990

FHI acquires SOA.

The Origin of Subaru
The Origin of Subaru
The Origin of Subaru

“SUBARU” signifies a Japanese word meaning “unite,” as well as a term identifying a cluster of six stars, which the Greeks called the Pleiades – part of the Taurus constellation. According to Greek mythology, Atlas’ daughters turned into this group of stars.

In 1953, five Japanese companies merged to form Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. The new corporation adopted the “Subaru” cluster of stars as the official logo for its line of automobiles. Today, Fuji Heavy Industries embodies a global transportation conglomerate.

Subaru Product Line
Subaru Product Line
Subaru Product Line

Equipped with unique SUBARU BOXER® engine on all models and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on most, the Subaru product line, renowned for durability, reliability, traction, and "active safety," represents one of the highest repurchase-loyalty ratings in the U.S. market. Today, the Subaru product line includes the Subaru Impreza, WRX, STI, BRZ, Legacy, Outback, Forester, and Crosstrek.

Corporate Headquarters
Corporate Headquarters
Corporate Headquarters

Subaru of America, Inc. moved to its current Cherry Hill, N.J., facility in 1986. The $18 million, 115,000-square-foot, seven-story structure serves as the company’s national headquarters, housing approximately 550 people in marketing, sales and product planning, finance and IT.

Meet the Team

Tomomi Nakamura
Charmain and CEO
Tomomi Nakamura

On March 4, 2014, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) announced that Mr. Tomomi Nakamura, Corporate Vice President and Senior General Manager, Subaru Global Marketing Division, Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (FHI), would replace Mr. Takeshi Tachimori as Chairman and CEO of Subaru of America, effective April 1, 2014. Nakamura assumes responsibility for global sales for FHI, including responsibility for the U.S. market.

Nakamura joined Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. in 1982 and has worked in a number of sales, marketing, and planning divisions, most recently as Corporate Vice President and Senior General Manager, Subaru Global Marketing Division.

Nakamura graduated from Keio University with a B.A. in law.

Tomomi Nakamura
Charmain and CEO

On March 4, 2014, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) announced that Mr. Tomomi Nakamura, Corporate Vice President and Senior General Manager, Subaru Global Marketing Division, Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (FHI), would replace Mr. Takeshi Tachimori as Chairman and CEO of Subaru of America, effective April 1, 2014. Nakamura assumes responsibility for global sales for FHI, including responsibility for the U.S. market.

Nakamura joined Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. in 1982 and has worked in a number of sales, marketing, and planning divisions, most recently as Corporate Vice President and Senior General Manager, Subaru Global Marketing Division.

Nakamura graduated from Keio University with a B.A. in law.

Thomas J. Doll
President and Chief Operating Officer
Thomas J. Doll

Thomas J. Doll is President and Chief Operating Officer for Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA).  He is responsible for overseeing operations for the entire organization.

Doll joined SOA in 1982 and from 1985 to 1988, he was the Manager of Treasury Operations. In 1988 he was promoted to Director of Treasury Operations and then to Director of Accounting one year later. In 1991, Doll became Vice President of Business and Strategic Planning. From there, he was promoted to CFO, responsible for business and strategic planning, budgeting, controller functions, accounting and financial reporting. In April 2009, Doll was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In April 2013, Doll was promoted to President. Prior to joining SOA, he spent five years at Arthur Young and Company.

Doll received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Villanova University in Villanova, PA and a Master’s Degree from Drexel University. Doll is active in several financial organizations including the American Institute of CPAs.

Thomas J. Doll
President and Chief Operating Officer

Thomas J. Doll is President and Chief Operating Officer for Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA).  He is responsible for overseeing operations for the entire organization.

Doll joined SOA in 1982 and from 1985 to 1988, he was the Manager of Treasury Operations. In 1988 he was promoted to Director of Treasury Operations and then to Director of Accounting one year later. In 1991, Doll became Vice President of Business and Strategic Planning. From there, he was promoted to CFO, responsible for business and strategic planning, budgeting, controller functions, accounting and financial reporting. In April 2009, Doll was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In April 2013, Doll was promoted to President. Prior to joining SOA, he spent five years at Arthur Young and Company.

Doll received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Villanova University in Villanova, PA and a Master’s Degree from Drexel University. Doll is active in several financial organizations including the American Institute of CPAs.

Jeffrey A. Walters
Senior Vice President, Sales
Jeffrey A. Walters

As Senior Vice President of Sales for Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), Jeff Walters is responsible for the company’s regional sales offices, field operations, vehicle planning and logistics, market development and sales operations. 

Walters joined Subaru of America in 1992 and has worked in various disciplines, including sales, distribution and marketing. Previously, Walters worked as vice president - field operations, reporting to the senior vice president of sales. Walters holds a BBA in finance from the University of Michigan and an MBA in marketing from Indiana University.

Jeffrey A. Walters
Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President of Sales for Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), Jeff Walters is responsible for the company’s regional sales offices, field operations, vehicle planning and logistics, market development and sales operations. 

Walters joined Subaru of America in 1992 and has worked in various disciplines, including sales, distribution and marketing. Previously, Walters worked as vice president - field operations, reporting to the senior vice president of sales. Walters holds a BBA in finance from the University of Michigan and an MBA in marketing from Indiana University.