Jim Lentz Named CEO Of Toyota Motor Sales North America, First American Appointed To Post
March 13th, 2012 5:23 PM Share
Toyota COO Jim Lentz will be getting a new role – CEO of Toyota Motor Sales North America. The announcement was buried in a press release announcing other management changes at Toyota’s stateside operations.
Lentz is the first American to occupy this post, a significant development that was given scant mention the in the press release. The focus appeared to be the appointment of Shigeki Terashi as President and COO of Toyota Motor North America, the holding company that oversees Toyota’s American operations. Lentz became known for his public defenses of Toyota during their unintended acceleration scandal in 2009 and 2010.
Published March 13th, 2012 4:13 PM
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Toyota is doing pretty OK so far in 2012 so IMHO, congrats, now can we have the FUCKING SUPRA ALREADY
Well, how many American CEOs in the Japanese car industry do you know?
first american as head of toyota us you say - what about jim press? he was even on the board of toyota in japan before he spiralled downwards with chrysler.
Congratulations to Mr. Lentz and his family. They must be proud.