Jun. 23, 2009

Toyota Announces Executive and Organizational Changes

Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces executive and organizational changes today, as outlined below.


1. Executives

1) Board of Directors

Name Title
Fujio Cho Chairman and representative director
Katsuaki Watanabe* Vice chairman and representative director
Kazuo Okamoto Vice chairman and representative director
Akio Toyoda* President and representative director
Takeshi Uchiyamada Executive vice president and representative director
Yukitoshi Funo* Executive vice president and representative director
Atsushi Niimi* Executive vice president and representative director
Shinichi Sasaki* Executive vice president and representative director
Yoichiro Ichimaru* Executive vice president and representative director
Teiji Tachibana Senior managing director
Akira Okabe Senior managing director
Shinzo Kobuki Senior managing director
Akira Sasaki Senior managing director
Tadashi Arashima Senior managing director
Mamoru Furuhashi Senior managing director
Satoshi Ozawa Senior managing director
Iwao Nihashi Senior managing director
Yasuhiko Ichihashi Senior managing director
Tadashi Yamashina Senior managing director
Takahiko Ijichi Senior managing director
Tetsuo Agata Senior managing director
Masamoto Maekawa* Senior managing director
Yasumori Ihara* Senior managing director
Toshio Furutani* Senior managing director
Takahiro Iwase* Senior managing director
Yoshimasa Ishii* Senior managing director
Takeshi Shirane* Senior managing director
Yoshimi Inaba* Director
Nampachi Hayashi* Director
*Promoted or newly appointed

2) Corporate Auditors
Name Title
Yoshikazu Amano Full-time corporate auditor
Chiaki Yamaguchi Full-time corporate auditor
Masaki Nakatsugawa Full-time corporate auditor
Yoichi Kaya* Corporate auditor
Yoichi Morishita* Corporate auditor
Akishige Okada* Corporate auditor
Kunihiro Matsuo* Corporate auditor
*Outside corporate auditors, set forth in Article 2-16 of the Corporation Act of Japan

3) Managing Officers
Name
Nobuyori Kodaira*
Takashi Hata
Yoshihiko Masuda
Tatsuya Kaneko
Masanao Tomozoe
Real C. Tanguay
Seiho Kawakami
Takahiro Fujioka
Masanobu Kawase
Yukio Nishikawa
Hirofumi Muta
Shigeki Suzuki
Katsutada Masumoto
Yasushi Kohara
Shigeru Hayakawa
Hisayuki Inoue
Hiroji Onishi
Keiji Masui
Kenji Miura
Kiyotaka Ise
Didier Leroy
Hiroyuki Yokoyama
Koei Saga
Naofumi Masuda
Shigeki Terashi
Takuo Matsui
Norihiko Arai
Mitsuru Takada
Soichiro Okudaira
Hiroyuki Ochiai
Yasuo Kawada
Naoki Miyazaki
James (Jim) E. Lentz
Masahiro Kato*
Kenji Suzuki*
Mitsuhiro Sonoda*
Yoshihiko Matsuda*
Masashi Isogai*
Shunichi Konishi*
Hiroshi Miyata*
Koichi Sugihara*
Kazuhiro Miyauchi*
Takuo Sasaki*
Satoru Mouri*
Hiroyoshi Yoshiki*
Osamu Nagata*
Moritaka Yoshida*
Yoichi Inoue*
Steve St. Angelo*
Johan van Zyl*
*Newly appointed


As a result of the above changes, TMC now has a total of 86 executives, as follows: 1 chairman; 2 vice chairmen; 1 president; 5 executive vice presidents; 18 senior managing directors; 2 directors; 7 corporate auditors and 50 managing officers.


2. Executives Resigning Their Posts

Katsuhiro Nakagawa (appointed as senior advisor)
Kyoji Sasazu (appointed as senior advisor)
Mitsuo Kinoshita (appointed as senior advisor)
Masatami Takimoto (appointed as senior advisor)
Hiroshi Takada (appointed as advisor)
Shoji Ikawa (appointed as advisor)
Koichi Ina (appointed as advisor)
Shoichiro Toyoda (appointed as honorary chairman)
Hiroshi Okuda (appointed as senior advisor)
Wahei Hirai (appointed as senior technical executive)
Tatehito Ueda (appointed as advisor)
Takashi Shigematsu (appointed as advisor)
Yuzo Ushiyama (appointed as advisor)
Senta Morioka (appointed as advisor)
Masayuki Nakai (appointed as advisor)
Toshiki Hayama (appointed as senior technical executive)
Akihito Tsuji (appointed as advisor)
Katsunori Itasaka (appointed as advisor)
Tokuyuki Takahashi (appointed as advisor)
Ryoichi Sasaki (appointed as advisor)
Yasuhiko Yokoi (appointed as advisor)
Thierry Dombreval (appointed as advisor by Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA)
Katsuyuki Miyabayashi (appointed as advisor)


3. Executives' Areas of Responsibility

1) Board Members
(Only those with new responsibilities or those newly appointed are listed)
Name Former New
Takeshi
Uchiyamada
Executive vice president
- Production Planning
- Production Engineering
- Production
Executive vice president
- Product Management
- Research & Development
- Product Management Div. Center
  (chief officer)
- Design Group (chief officer)
Yukitoshi
Funo
Senior managing director
  The Americas Operations Group
  (chief officer)
Executive vice president
- Government & Public Affairs
- Operation Planning and Support
- Middle East, Africa and Latin
  America Operations Group (chief officer)
- China, Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa and Latin America
Atsushi
Niimi
Senior managing director
  Purchasing Group (chief officer)
Executive vice president
- Production Planning
- Production Engineering
- Production
- Strategic Production Planning Group (chief officer)
- North America
Shinichi
Sasaki
Senior managing director
- IT & ITS Group (chief officer)
Customer Service Operations Group (chief officer)
- e-TOYOTA Div. (chief officer)
Executive vice president
- Corporate Planning
- Business Development
- IT & ITS
- Purchasing
- Customer Service Operations
- Quality
- Europe
Yoichiro
Ichimaru
Senior managing director
  Japan Sales Operations Group (chief officer)
Executive vice president
- General Administration & Human Resources
- Accounting
- Japan Sales Operations
Teiji
Tachibana
Senior managing director
- Government & Public Affairs Group (chief officer)
- Housing Group (chief officer)
Senior managing director
- Housing Group (chief officer)
- Housing Planning Div.
Akira
Okabe
Senior managing director
  Asia, Oceania & Middle East Operations Group (chief officer)
Senior managing director
- Asia & Oceania Operations Group (chief officer)
- Middle East, Africa and Latin America Operations Group (deputy chief officer)
- Asia & Oceania Div.
Shinzo
Kobuki
Senior managing director
- R&D Group 2 (chief officer)
- R&D Management Center (general manager)
- Vehicle Control System Engineering
- Management Div. (chief officer)
- Future Project Div. (chief officer)
- Battery Research Div. (chief officer)
Senior managing director
- R&D Group 2 (chief officer)
- R&D Management Div. (chief officer)
- Higashifuji Technical Administration Division (general manager, Higashifuji Technical Center)
- Vehicle Control System Development Div. (chief officer)
- Advanced Vehicle Control System Development Div. (chief officer)
- Automotive Software Engineering Div. (chief officer)
Tadashi
Arashima
Senior managing director
- Europe & Africa Operations Group (chief officer)
- Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Senior managing director
- Europe Operations Group (chief officer)
- Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
Mamoru
Furuhashi
Senior managing director
- Government & Public Affairs Group(deputy chief officer)
- Tokyo Secretarial Div.
- Tokyo General Administration Div.
- Government & Industrial Affairs Div.
Senior managing director
- Government & Public Affairs Group (chief officer)
- Tokyo Secretarial Div.
Satoshi
Ozawa
Senior managing director
- General Administration & Human Resources Group (chief officer)
- Corporate Planning Div. (chief officer)
- Research Div. (chief officer)
- CSR & Environmental Affairs Div. (chief officer)
Senior managing director
- General Administration & Human Resources Group (chief officer)
- Information Systems Group (chief officer)
Yasuhiko
Ichihashi
Senior managing director
- Technical Administration Group (chief officer)
- R&D Group 1 (chief officer)
- LEXUS Development Center (chief officer)
- Toyota Passenger Vehicle Development Center 1 (chief officer)
- Toyota Passenger Vehicle Development Center 2 (chief officer)
- Toyota Commercial Vehicle Development Center (chief officer)
Senior managing director
- Product Development Group (chief officer)
- R&D Group 1 (chief officer)
Tadashi
Yamashina
Senior managing director
- Motor Sports Div.
- TOYOTA MOTORSPORT GmbH
Senior managing director
- Technical Administration Group (chief officer)
- Motor Sports Div.
Takahiko
Ijichi
Senior managing director
- Business Development Group (chief officer)
- Accounting Group (chief officer)
- Accounting Div.
- Finance Div.
- Cost KAIZEN Div.
Senior managing director
- Accounting Group (chief officer)
Masamoto
Maekawa
  Toyota Administa Corp.
Senior managing director
- Japan Sales Operations Group (chief officer)
- Tokyo metropolitan area
Yasumori
Ihara
  Toyota Transportation Co., Ltd.
Senior managing director
- Business Development Group (chief officer)
- IT & ITS Group (chief officer)
- Corporate Planning Div.
- Research Div. (chief officer)
- CSR & Environmental Affairs Div. (chief officer)
- e-TOYOTA Div. (chief officer)
Toshio
Furutani
Managing officer
- LEXUS Product & Marketing Planning Div.
- LEXUS Japan Sales & Marketing Div.
Senior managing director
- Customer Service Operations Group (chief officer)
- LEXUS Japan Sales & Marketing Div.
- LEXUS Product & Marketing Planning Div. (chief officer)
- LEXUS Development Center
Takahiro
Iwase
Managing officer
- Kamigo Plant (general manager)
- Shimoyama Plant (general manager)
- Tahara Plant (general manager)
Senior managing director
- Production Engineering Group (chief officer)
- Manufacturing Group (chief officer)
- Global Production Center (general manager)
- Safety & Health Promotion Div.
- Plant Engineering Div.
- Production Engineering Innovation Div.
- Production Engineering Planning Div.
Yoshimasa
Ishii
Managing officer
- Global Planning Div.
- Global Marketing Div.
Senior managing director
- Operation Planning & Support Group (chief officer)
- Sales & Marketing Support Div.
- Sales Operation Planning Div.
- Product & Project Planning Div.
Takeshi
Shirane
Managing officer
- Body Parts Purchasing Div.
- Unit Parts Purchasing Div.
Senior managing director
- Purchasing Group (chief officer)
Yoshimi
Inaba
  Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd.
Director
- North America Operations Group (chief officer)
- Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Nampachi
Hayashi
- Senior technical executive
Director
- Strategic Production Planning Group, responsible for Order-to-Delivery KAIZEN Promotion
- Production Engineering Group, responsible for TPS Supervising
- Manufacturing Group, responsible for TPS Thorough Promotion

2) Managing Officers
(Only those with new responsibilities or those newly appointed are listed)
Name Former New
Nobuyori
Kodaira
  Advisor
- LEXUS Japan Sales & Marketing Div.
- Lexus Product & Marketing Planning Div.
Takashi
Hata
  Product Management Div.
  Secretarial Div.
Yoshihiko
Masuda
- Engineering Data Control & Management Div.
- Technical Administration Div.
- Regulation & Certification Div.
- Tokyo Engineering Div.
- Fuel Cell System Engineering Div.
- Fuel Cell System Development Div.
- R&D Management Div.
- Advanced Power Train Engineering Div. 1/Div. 2
Fuel Cell System Engineering Field
- Fuel Cell System Engineering Div.
- Fuel Cell System Development Div.
Tatsuya
Kaneko
- Japan Advertising & Marketing Div.
- Netz channel Operations Div.
- DUO Div.
- Japan Market & Retail Development Div.
- Netz channel Operations Div.
- DUO Div.
- Hokkaido and Kyushu
Masanao
Tomozoe
- The Americas Project Div.
- The Americas Div.
  North America Div.
Seiho
Kawakami
- Advanced CAE Div.
Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Field
- Vehicle Evaluation Management Div.
- Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div. 1/Div. 2
- Vehicle Engineering Development Div.
- Shibetsu Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div.
Platform Engineering Field
- Platform Engineering Management Div.
Chassis Engineering Field
- Chassis Engineering Management Div.
- Chassis Development Div.
- Chassis System Engineering Div.
- Chassis Engineering Div. 1/Div. 2
- Prototype Production Div.
- Advanced CAE Div.
Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Field
- Vehicle Evaluation Management Div.
- Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div. 1/Div. 2
- Vehicle Engineering Development Div.
- Shibetsu Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Div.
Chassis Engineering Field
- Chassis Engineering Management Div.
- Chassis Development Div.
- Chassis System Engineering Div.
- Chassis Engineering Div. 1/Div. 2
Masanobu
Kawase
- Toyota Commercial Vehicle Development Center (General Manager)
- Advanced CAE Div.
Body Engineering Field
- Body Engineering Management Div.
- Upper Body Design Div. 1/ Div. 2
- Interior Design Div.
- Under Body Design Div.
- Advanced Body Technology Development Div.
Platform Engineering Field
- Platform Engineering Management Div.
- Toyota Commercial Vehicle Development Center (General Manager)
Body Engineering Field
- Body Engineering Management Div.
- Upper Body Design Div. 1/ Div. 2
- Interior Design Div.
- Under Body Design Div.
- Advanced Body Technology Development Div.
Platform Engineering Field
- Platform Engineering Management Div.
Yasushi
Kohara
- Japan Market & Retail Development Div.
- Used Car Business Div.
- Toyopet channel Operations Div.
- Used Car Business Div.
- Japan Fleet Sales & Conversion Vehicles Div.
- Toyota channel Operations Div.
- Kanto region (excluding Tokyo) and Shikoku
Shigeru
Hayakawa
  Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
- Corporate Citizenship Div.
- Overseas External Affairs Div.
- Public Affairs Div.
- Corporate Public Relations Div.
Hisayuki
Inoue
- Motorsport Business Management Dept.
- Europe & Africa Project Div.
- Europe & Africa Marketing Div.
- Middle East, Southwest Asia Sales and Marketing Div.
- Africa Div.
- Latin America and Caribbean Div.
Keiji
Masui
- Global Purchasing Promotion Div.
- Materials & Facilities Purchasing Div.
- Body Parts Purchasing Div.
- Materials & Facilities Purchasing Div.
Kiyotaka
Ise
- R&D Management Center
- LEXUS Development Center (general manager)
- Prototype Production Div.
- Product Development Management Div.
- LEXUS Development Center (general manager)
Takuo
Matsui
- Global Project Planning Div.
- Asia, Oceania & Middle East Planning Div.
- Oceania, Middle East & Southwest Asia Marketing Div.
- Asia, Oceania & Middle East Project Div.
- TME Dept.
- Europe Div.
Norihiko
Arai
- Dealer Human Resources Development Div.
- Corolla channel Operations Div.
- Japan Rental & Leasing Div.
- Japan Advertising & Marketing Div.
- Toyopet channel Operations Div.
- Japan Rental & Leasing Div.
- Kinki and Chugoku regions
Mitsuru
Takada
- Corporate Planning Div.
- Research Div.
- CSR & Environmental Affairs Div.
- Tokyo General Administration Div.
- Government & Industrial Affairs Div.
Naoki
Miyazaki
- Legal Div.
- Secretarial Div.
- General Administration Div.
- Human Resources Div.
- Labor Relations Div.
- Toyota Institute
- Nagoya General Administration Div.
- Toyota Technical Skills Academy Medical Support Div.
- Legal Div.
- Secretarial Div.
- General Administration Div.
- Human Resources Div.
- Labor Relations Div.
- Toyota Institute
- Toyota Technical Skills Academy
- Medical Support Div.
Masahiro
Kato
Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Kenji
Suzuki
Product Management Div. (general manager)
- Research Div.
- Product Management Div.
- Motorsport Business Management Dept.
Mitsuhiro
Sonoda
Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
- Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
- Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
- TMAP Div.
Yoshihiko
Matsuda
Engine Engineering Management Div. (general manager)
- Engine Engineering Management Div.
- Engine Management System Development Div.
- New Engine Development Div.
- Engine Engineering Div. 1/ Div. 2
Masashi
Isogai
Technical Administration Div. (general manager)
- Engineering Data Control & Management Div.
- Technical Administration Div.
- Regulation & Certification Div.
- Tokyo Engineering Div.
Shunichi
Konishi
Japan Sales Planning Div. (general manager)
- Japan Sales Planning Div.
- Dealer Human Resources Development Div.
- Corolla channel Operations Div.
- Tohoku and Chubu regions
Hiroshi
Miyata
Electronics Development Div. 1 (general manager)
- IT & ITS Planning Div.
- Automotive Software Engineering Div.
Electronics Engineering Field
- Electronics Development Div. 1/ Div. 2/ Div. 3
- Electronics Engineering Div. 1/ Div. 2
- Electronics Laboratory Div.
Koichi
Sugihara
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
- Kamigo Plant (general manager)
- Shimoyama Plant (general manager)
Kazuhiro
Miyauchi
Global Purchasing Promotion Div. (general manager)
- Global Purchasing Promotion Div.
- Unit Parts Purchasing Div.
Takuo
Sasaki
Accounting Div. (general manager)
- Accounting Div.
- Finance Div.
- Cost KAIZEN Div.
Satoru
Mouri
FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. (president)
China Div.
Hiroyoshi
Yoshiki
Kinuura Plant Administration Div. (general manager)
- Global Strategic Production Planning Div.
- Production Control Div.
- Project Planning & Management Div.
Osamu
Nagata
Miyoshi Plant Administration Div. (general manager)
- Miyoshi Plant (general manager)
- Tahara Plant (general manager)
Moritaka
Yoshida
Vehicle Control System Engineering Management Div. (general manager)
- Toyota Passenger Vehicle Development Center 1 (general manager)
- Vehicle Control System Development Div.
- Advanced Vehicle Control System Development Div.
Yoichi
Inoue
Die & Mold Div. (general manager)
- Production Engineering Development Div.
- Partner Robot Div.
- Measurement & Instrumentation Engineering Div.
- Fundamental Production Engineering Div. 1/ Div. 2
- Power Train & Chassis Prototype Production & Engineering Div.
- Engine Production Engineering Div.
- Drive Train Production Engineering Div.
- Hybrid Vehicle Power Train Production Engineering Div. 1/Div. 2
Steve
St. Angelo
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Johan
van Zyl
Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd.
- Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd.
- Africa Div.


4. Organizational Changes

1) Main objectives
  • To carry out operations under the direction of the chief officer
  • To carry out operations and projects in each region with a more market-oriented approach
  • To develop human resources and expertise through reorganization and integration, with a focus on functions and specialties
  • To better respond to increasingly complex and advanced technological developments


2) Changes
Establishment and reorganization


i) ''Groups'' and ''Fields''
''Groups'' and ''Fields''

Purpose:
    To establish a structure that enables regions to take the initiative, as well as to strengthen medium-to-long term planning functions for TMC and its subsidiaries throughout the world, with the aim to practically implement operations in each region with a more market-oriented approach


New
Product Development Group


Purpose:
    To advance the planning of attractive products that better meets consumer needs and carry out operations under the direction of the chief officer

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Purpose:
    To achieve more efficient operational management


ii) Reorganization and name changes of divisions or departments not belonging to groups and or divisions/department within groups

A. Changes in Divisions/departments not belonging to group

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Purpose:
    To ensure name (in Japanese language) better reflects division's operations and responsibilities

B. Changes in General Administration & Human Resources Group

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Purpose:
    To reorganize with a focus on functions; to improve human-resource training and streamline operations

C. Changes in Japan and Overseas Operations
Objectives:
  • To reorganize so that regional headquarters are in charge of their respective regions
  • To position regions without regional headquarters into the Middle East, Southwest Asia Sales and Marketing Div., Africa Div., Latin America and Caribbean Div.
  • To establish TME Dept. and TMAP Div. to clarify responsibilities and consider allocation of tasks among Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME), Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (TMAP) and TMC

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Purpose:
    To establish a structure that enables regions to take the initiative, as well as to strengthen medium-to-long term planning functions for TMC and its subsidiaries throughout the world, with the aim to practically implement operations in each region with more market-oriented approach

D. Changes in Technology

The R&D Management Center has been divided up according to its functions and some divisions reorganized into the Product Development Group.

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Purpose:
  To advance the planning of product line-ups that better meet consumer needs, and to advance the development of increasingly complex cutting edge technology, while also having operations carried out under the direction of the chief officer
  To combine management functions including cost estimation with functions within vehicle development centers for further improving products


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Purpose:
    To enhance the development capabilities of control systems by reorganizing structures according to roles for all the processes within them, from advanced development to design and evaluation


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Purpose:
    To standardize automotive software and establish widespread use of such software


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Purpose:
    To streamline the decision-making process through a reconsideration of the responsibilities (and position) of groups


As a result of the above changes, the number of divisions has increased from 251 to 254.




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