Hamp Vacates Toyota CCO Role as Drug Investigation Continues

Mark Stevenson
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hamp vacates toyota cco role as drug investigation continues

The first female senior executive to ever hold a managing officer role with Toyota has resigned.

The uncharged Julie Hamp remains in custody in Japan after being accused of attempting to import Oxycodone from the United States. Japanese prosecutors have 20 days to charge Hamp. That window expires on July 8.

Toyota issued a statement today:

On June 30, 2015, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) received notification from Ms. Julie Hamp of her intent to resign her position of Managing Officer. TMC has accepted her resignation after considering the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders.

Senior Managing Officer Shigeru Hayakawa will act as Hamp’s interim replacement.

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  • Jacob_coulter Jacob_coulter on Jul 01, 2015

    Affirmative Action has consequences.

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    • MK MK on Jul 01, 2015

      @dal20402 You don't possess very good reading comprehension skills do you? No, you display a complete lack of character through your behavior and statements in this very thread that I've tried to clearly articulate to you in the simplest and most direct manner possible. That you're still completely incapable of understanding it or displaying the slightest amount of self-reflection appears to be more of a personality disorder.

  • Buickman Buickman on Jul 01, 2015

    I have known Julie for decades, back to when she was a secretary at Buick. she rose through the ranks based on her polished and professional performance. she is a first class lady. I have never seen any sign of substance abuse and was shocked by this turn of events. innocent or guilty, she remains my friend. we all have made mistakes in our lives.

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    • InterstateNomad InterstateNomad on Jul 02, 2015

      That's true. We don't know anything for sure and we are all too eager to point fingers right now. Thanks for your post.

  • Felix Hoenikker Felix Hoenikker on Jul 01, 2015

    From a strictly idiosyncratic viewpoint, I don't see what people find attractive about oxycodone. Recently, I had a kidney stone that was stuck about two inches from my bladder. Talk about pain. I went to the emergency room and was given a morphine derivative drip. This dulled the pain a little. I was also provided with a bottle of oxycodone acetaminophen pills to use at home while the stone passed. They were completely useless even when I doubled the dose and halved the time interval. Then I remembered that I was issued the same pills in the past for various painful episodes with the same results. So my own personal experience is that oxycodone is a pseudo drug with no pain relieving properties let alone any effects that would make them desirable as a recreational drug. Just give me a bottle of good Scotch.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Jul 03, 2015

    Felix Hoenikker - some opioids do not work well for some people. It is an interesting phenomenon. Oxycodone does appear to be more addictive than other opioids and there are Doctors who will not prescribe it for that reason.