TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS (ENG)
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TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE
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Press Release December 17, 2012
Toyota Motor Europe announces executive appointments for January 2013, strengthens R&D function
Toyota Motor Europe (TME) today announced several executive level appointments at its headquarters in Brussels and at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, UK, effective 1 January 2013.
Mr Tetsuji Sano is appointed Vice President, Research and Development 1, TME. TME?s Research & Development in Zaventem (Brussels) is being reorganised in three functions in line with TME?s strategy of becoming the global planning centre for A, B and C segment vehicles. R&D 1 and 2, each led by a Vice President, will lead the planning and execution of vehicle projects for the European market with focus on the key competency centres for Europe ? diesel development, interior quality, and vehicle dynamics. R&D 3 will cover the Advanced Research and Technical Affairs areas.
Mr Katsutoshi Nishimoto is appointed Vice President, Operations Management Development, TME. This function coordinates the implementation of the Toyota Production System and supports manufacturing and logistics productivity improvements in Toyota?s nine factories in Europe.
Mr Shigeru Teramoto is appointed Managing Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, UK (TMUK), TME?s manufacturing subsidiary in the UK. TMUK has two facilities, a vehicle assembly plant in Burnaston (Derbyshire), which manufactures the Toyota Avensis, the Toyota Auris and Auris Hybrid, and an engine plant in Deeside (Flintshire, Wales), which manufactures VVT-i 1.6l and 1.8l engines.
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