(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Toyota and received via electronic mail. The release
was confirmed by the sender.)
TOYOTA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE CHANGES
ERLANGER, Ky. (December 12, 2012) - Toyota Motor Engineering &
Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following
senior management changes, effective January 1, 2013:
Millie Marshall has been named senior vice president of
manufacturing, manufacturing support, and administration at the
West Virginia engine plant.
Craig Grucza succeeds her as vice president of human resources
Nobuhisa Tanaka has been named senior vice president of
purchasing and supplier engineering development at TEMA. Robert
Young, vice president of purchasing, has received additional
responsibilities of the corporate strategy office at Toyota
Technical Center in Michigan.
Akinori Saito has been named senior vice president of production
control and logistics control at TEMA. He remains vice president
of Operation Management Development Division (OMDD) and
president of Toyota Supplier Support Center (TSSC).
Mike Botkin has been named vice president of production control
at TEMA. Steve Brown will succeed him as vice president of
logistics control at TEMA.
John Tinney has been named vice president of production
engineering at TEMA.
Andy Lund has been named chief engineer for Sienna at Toyota
Kristin Tabar has been named vice president of electronics
systems at Toyota Technical Center.
Susan Elkington and Bob O’Leary have switched responsibilities
to vice president of manufacturing and vice president of
administration, respectively, at the Indiana plant.
Fred Volf has been named vice president of manufacturing at
plants in Ontario Canada.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957
and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. There are more
than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America
which sold over 1.8 million vehicles in 2011. Toyota
directly employs more than 37,000 in North America and its
investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion,
including sales and manufacturing operations, research
and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual
purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North
American suppliers totals nearly $25 billion. Toyota currently
produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon,
Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia,
Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information
about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or
Carri Chandler (859) 746-6633
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