Toyota Announces Updates to its North American Executive Team

Simplified structure allows for faster decision making to better support customers’ future mobility needs
 
November 30, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2018) – In an effort to speed decision making and further develop a performance-driven workforce, Toyota Motor North America announces changes to its executive team effective January 2019.
 
The changes are in line with parent company Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) organizational updates designed to further advance the acceleration of high performers in the executive ranks and better support the future mobility needs of customers.
 
The new structure ignites a Toyota that is “able to reach conclusions more swiftly, make prompt decisions, and take immediate action faster than ever,” said TMC President Akio Toyoda.

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Toyota Connected (TC) changes include:
 
Name Current role/title New role/title

 
 James E. Lentz TMNA: CEO
TMC: Senior managing officer (SMO)
 
TMNA: no change
TMC: Operating officer title replaces previous title
  Tetsuo Ogawa
(role change)
TMNA: Chief administrative officer
TMC: Senior managing officer 
 
TMNA: Chief operating officer
TMC: Deputy chief officer, External Affairs & Public Affairs Group; Operating officer title replaces previous title
 
 
Bob Carter TMNA: Executive vice president, Sales
TMC: Executive general manager
 
TMNA: no change
TMC: Senior professionals/senior management member
   Zack Hicks
(role change)
TMNA: Executive vice president and chief digital officer
TC: CEO and president, Toyota Connected North America; Chairman, Toyota Connected Europe
TMC:  N/A
TMNA:  no change
TC:  no change in N.A. or Europe
TMC:  Field general manager, TMC’s in-house Connected Company
 
  Tadahisa Isono
(role change)
TMNA: Executive vice president, Manufacturing
TMC: Executive general manager
TMNA: Production Engineering
TMC: Senior professionals/senior management member
  Chris Nielsen TMNA: Executive vice president, Product Support; chief quality officer
TMC: Executive general manager
TMNA:  no change
TMC: Senior professionals/senior management member
  Christopher
P. Reynolds
(role change)
TMNA: Executive Vice President
Corporate Resources, and Chief Diversity Officer
TMC: Managing officer
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Deputy Chief Officer, General Administration
& Human Resources Group
Toyota Motor Corporation
TMNA: Chief administrative officer in charge of Manufacturing and Corporate Resources
TMC: Deputy chief officer General Administration & Human Resources Group
 
 
 
 
  Shinichi Yasui TMNA: Executive vice president; TMNA R&D
TMC: Managing officer
 
TMNA: no change
TMC: Senior professionals/senior management member
 
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