Toyota Motor Europe announces Executive appointments at its European Headquarters and Affiliates from January 1, 2017
Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced today several executive level appointments at its European Headquarters and Affiliates.
These changes follow Toyota’s executive and management rotations that take place regularly at global, pan-European and national levels. These appointments will be effective from January, 1st 2017.
Toyota Motor Europe (TME)
- Mr. Hideo Takano, currently Director, Customer Quality, TME, will be appointed as Vice President Quality, TME, replacing Mr. Necdet Senturk.
- Mr. Kiyoshi Hashikabe will be appointed as Vice President, Research & Development 1, TME, replacing Mr. Tetsuji Sano, who will end his assignment.
- Mr. Toshihiko Ishikawa, currently Vice President Supplier Breakthrough Engineering, TME, will end his assignment.
European Manufacturing Companies
Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF)
- Mr. Luciano Biondo, currently Senior Vice President Manufacturing, TMMF, will be appointed as President, TMMF, replacing Mr. Koreatsu Aoki.
Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile (TPCA)
- Mr. Koreatsu Aoki, currently President, TMMF, will be appointed as President TPCA, replacing Mr. Kenta Koide, who will end his assignment.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK)
- Mr. Shigeru Teramoto, currently Managing Director, TMUK, will be appointed as Chairman, TMUK, dually assigned as Chairman, TMMF. He will be based in the UK.
- Mr. Marvin Cooke, currently Vice President Production, TPCA, will be appointed as Managing Director, TMUK.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT)
- Mr. Necdet Senturk, currently Vice President Quality, TME, will be appointed as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Finance & Administration, TMMT.
National Marketing and Sales Companies
Toyota Deutschland (TDG)
- Mr. Masaki Hosoe, currently Chairman, TDG, will end his assignment.
Toyota Motor Kazakhstan (TMKZ)
- Mr. Kit Simmons, currently Sales Business Unit Cross-Functional Project Director, TME, will be appointed as President, TMKZ, replacing Mr. Etsuo Hashino, who will end his assignment.
Toyota France (TFR)
- Mr. Didier Gambart, currently Director Toyota Sales, TME, will be appointed as President & CEO, TFR, replacing Mr. Pascal Ruch, who will be appointed as Director within Lexus Europe, TME.