Title: Managing Officer
Mark S. Templin
Toyota Motor Corporation
Executive Vice President
Mark Templin is managing officer of Toyota Motor Corporation and executive vice president of Lexus International, responsible for leading the luxury brand’s global operations. With his appointment to this role in April 2013, Templin became the first non-Japanese executive to oversee an operational division within the company’s global headquarters in Japan.
Prior to his current position, Templin served as group vice president and general manager of the Lexus Division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., overseeing all aspects of Lexus’ U.S. automotive operations, including sales and marketing, retail development, customer satisfaction and product planning. His responsibilities included coordinating sales activities, dealer relations, parts and service operations, and marketing operations of four regional offices around the country. He concurrently served as general manager of the Lexus Planning Division, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), working closely with international Lexus affiliates to enhance and bring more awareness of the Lexus Brand worldwide since April 2012.
Templin joined TMS in 1990 and has held a number of positions, including general manager for the Lexus Southern Area, assistant general manager for both the Southern and Western Area Lexus offices, sales administration manager and retail operations manager at Lexus’ national headquarters in Torrance, Calif., and as vice president of parts, service, customer satisfaction and training for the Lexus Division. Templin also served as vice president of Lexus marketing and vice president of Scion, where he was responsible all Scion activities.
Before coming to Toyota, Templin held several positions at General Motors Corporation.
Templin earned a bachelor’s of science degree at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo., where he studied automotive technology.