News of February 20, 2002
Toyota Promotes North American Manufacturing Executives
Ried To Become Vice President At Canadian Plant
Erlanger, KY - Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TMMNA) recently promoted several senior level managers at the automaker's North American manufacturing headquarters located near Cincinnati in Erlanger, Kentucky.
TMMNA promotions are as follows:
Jim Bolte, General Manager, Information Systems, to Vice President, Information Systems. Jim began his career with Toyota in 1987 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK). He has worked in Corporate Administration and Information Systems. Prior to Toyota, Jim worked as a Systems Analyst and Systems Engineer at Ashland Oil.
John joined Toyota in 1987 at TMMK in Cost Accounting. He started at TMMNA in 1996 in the Accounting & Finance Department. John came to Toyota from Signet Systems, Inc., prior to which he worked for Hyster Company.
He has worked in both Vehicle and Powertrain Engineering. Prior to Toyota, Dave worked as a Senior Engineer at GTE Products Corporation.
He has worked with Team Member Relations, Training and Development, Safety, General Affairs and Security. Prior to Toyota, Randy worked at Alcan Aluminum as a Division General Manager.
She has worked in Purchasing and External Affairs. Latondra joined Toyota from Kettering University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Systems.
Prior to joining Toyota, she was an Account Group Manager with Jack Guthrie & Associates.
Mike began his career at Toyota in 1987 at TMMK. He has worked in Accounting & Finance and Human Resources. Prior to Toyota, Mike worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company and Arthur Young & Company as an Audit Staff Member and at Cowden Manufacturing Company as the Assistant Controller.
Additionally, Bob Ried, currently TMMNA's Corporate Secretary, will take a temporary dispatch to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. In his new role as Vice President of Administration (effective March 1), he will have responsibility for Human Resources, General Affairs, and Information Systems at Toyota's assembly plant in Cambridge, Ontario.
(Feb. 18, 2002)