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Toyota Chief Designer is New Lexus President

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Toyota Motor Corporation has recently announced changes to their executive staff which becomes effective April 1, 2014. The biggest news in this latest round of management shuffle is the promotion of Toyota’s Global Head of Design and Lexus International Executive Vice President Tokuo Fukuichi. He will now assume role as the new President of Lexus Interational. Fukuichi-san will also gain a seat on the Board of Directors as a senior managing officer. The chief designer has been responsible for iconic Toyota designs including the Previa, Alphard and the Tundra full-size pickup truck. He replaces outgoing President Kiyotaka Ise who will now be the chief officer for the R&D Group. Ise-san will continue to oversee the Sports Vehicle Management Division.

Mark Templin who is one of two VPs will now report to his former VP cohort Fukuichi-san. Taking Fukuichi-san’s former VP spot will be Takashi Yamamoto, who is an Executive chief engineer in the product planning group. He was the chief engineer for the Avensis and the latest Crown. Osamu Sadakata, who was the chief engineer of the Lexus CT is now the General Manager of Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Field at the Higashi-Fuji Technical Center. The management shuffle is quite extensive so you can find the full list on the link below.

Press Release: TMC Announces Executive, Organizational and Personnel Changes

Tokuo Fukuichi:
Executive Vice President – Lexus International, Design Group (chief officer) > President – Lexus International, Senior Managing Officer Board of Directors

Kiyotaka Ise:
President – Lexus International > R&D Group (chief officer), Material Engineering Field (field general manager), Fuel Cell System Engineering Field
(field general manager), Sports Vehicle Management Div. (chief officer)

Takashi Yamamoto:
Executive general manager, Product Planning Group (executive chief engineer) > Lexus International (executive vice president) , Product Planning Group (primarily weight-reduction promotion)

Osamu Sadakata:
Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Field (field general manager) > Vehicle Evaluation & Engineering Field (field general manager), Higashi-Fuji Technical Center (general manager)

Source: TMC

Ryan B.
Ryan B.
Toyota, Lexus, Scion Connoiseur Also known as Flipside909, a lifelong Toyota & Lexus owner/enthusiast, community supporter, traveler and foodie.
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