James Lentz Named CEO of Toyota North America Region
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMA) today announced executive changes across Toyota's North and South American affiliate companies, which are effective as of April 1.
These executive appointments are intended to give greater autonomy and more local control to regional executives and managers so they can provide superior customer-focused products and services. The moves also advance Toyota's efforts to integrate top regional talent into its global leadership team in order to best meet the needs of customers around the world.
Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), said of the announcement: "These changes will help us to achieve sustainable growth and realize our Global Vision by giving more responsibility to each region, including our North and South American operations, so that they may develop and deliver ever better products and offer the best service to our customers."
The changes announced today include:
James (Jim) Lentz, currently president and CEO of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), senior vice president of Toyota Motor North America (TMA) and managing officer of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), is named senior managing officer of TMC, chief executive officer North America Region, and president and chief operating officer of TMA. In