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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 25, 2009
Toyota announces manufacturing executive changes
ERLANGER, Ky. -- Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective June 25, 2009:
- Steve St. Angelo, currently TEMA senior vice president, is named executive vice president. New assignments include strategic business management and the North American Production Support Center. He remains president of Toyota’s Kentucky plant and was recently named managing officer of Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) in Japan.
- Ray Tanguay, currently TEMA executive vice president, assumes new responsibilities for production control and logistics, in addition to his current direction of corporate strategy. He remains president of Toyota’s Ontario manufacturing operation and managing officer of TMC.
- Yasuhiro Fueta is named senior vice president of human resources and information systems in addition to his current duties as treasurer.
- Osamu Ushio is named senior vice president of manufacturing at the Kentucky plant.
- Ed Mantey is named senior executive engineer of the product development office at Toyota Technical Center, in addition to his current role as vice president.
- Millie Marshall is named vice president of TEMA human resources replacing the retiring Pete Gritton. She previously led information systems.
- Koreatsu Aoki is named vice president production control, replacing the retiring Dave Burbidge.
- Takao Gonno is named vice president of administration at the Kentucky plant replacing the retiring Cheryl Jones. He is also the plant’s treasurer.
- Tim Platt is named general manager of information systems.
- Greg Wilder is named corporate compliance officer, replacing the retiring Charlotte Neal.
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 more than 2.4 million vehicles in 2008. Toyota directly employs more than 41,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at nearly $21 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 more than $30 billion.
Toyota currently produces 11 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. Highlander production begins this fall in Indiana. For more information about Toyota,
visit http://www.toyota.com/ or http://www.toyotanewsroom.com/.
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