Executive Vice President, Production Engineering and Manufacturing
Toyota Motor North America
Toshio Niimi is executive vice president, Production Engineering and Manufacturing for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He has responsibilities for all aspects of Toyota’s North American production engineering operations and 14 manufacturing vehicle, engine and parts plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including its joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021. He also serves on TMNA’s North American Executive Committee.
Prior to his current role, Niimi served as general manager at Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) plants in Honsha and Kinuura, Japan.
Niimi joined TMC in 1984 and has held positions in the company’s engineering and manufacturing divisions.
Niimi graduated from Yokohama National University with a degree in Electroplation